Sturgeon Bay School District is doing free developmental screenings for children ages three-and-a-half to five years old on October 21st. The tests are for children who reside in the Sturgeon Bay School District, regardless of where they will be attending school. Special Education Director Sharon Sanderson says that the tests are not intelligence based.
Young children have a wide variance for most of the factors assessed and each child is observed for about 30 minutes. Given those constraints, the screening is designed to flag only those children who stand out in a glaring manner. Most children who lag in a developmental sense naturally catch up to their peers through interaction once school begins.