Screening: Vision & Hearing

Yearly mass screening is done for the following age groups:
Kindergarten, Second and Fourth grades
.

Other students are screened on an “as needed” basis for the following reasons: teacher or parent concern, referral for special education, or new to the school district. Parents may see the status of their child's most recent hearing and vision screening on School View.

Vouchers for free eye exams and glasses are available to those students in the Hastings School District who have a need and meet the qualifications. The requirements are listed on this link. Please contact your building nurse if you have questions.

The following screening tests are used in the Hastings School District. Visual Acuity is done for distance only.

Grade Level

Hearing Screening

Observation and Visual Inspection

Eye Muscle Balance

 

Color Vision Screening

Visual Acuity Screening

Preschool

Pure Tone Hearing Test

Yes

Corneal Light Reflection & Cross Cover

N/A

SPOT Vision Screener

Kindergarten

Pure Tone Hearing Test

Yes

Corneal Light Reflection & Cross Cover

N/A

HOTV

1st

Pure Tone Hearing Test

Yes

Corneal Light Reflection & Cross Cover

N/A

HOTV

2nd

Pure Tone Hearing Test

Yes

Corneal Light Reflection & Cross Cover

Ishihara Color Vision Test

Snellen or Sloan Vision Screening

3rd

Pure Tone Hearing Test

Yes

Corneal Light Reflection & Cross Cover

N/A

Snellen or Sloan Vision Screening

4th – 12th

Pure Tone Hearing Test

Yes

N/A

N/A

Snellen or Sloan Vision Screening

*Students who are unable to identify letters need to be tested using either LEA or HOTV for visual acuity testing.