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It's really up to the district. You could just ask them or get a copy of the kindergarten standards.
My DD homeschooled until 5th grade. They tested her very informally. The learning specialist had her read something, do a little math, write a bit. Nothing much. They were really just looking to see if she was basically on grade level or had any need for further testing. They don't expect the kids to be perfect (after all, the kids who are already at the school aren't perfect). And chances are than unless she is far below grade level, she is going to be placed with her peers (at my DDs school, it could have affected what classroom she was placed in, but no matter how she scored they would have put her in 5th grade). It's really so they know what to expect and if she may need any special services to be successful.
The school was super nice and the test wasn't a big deal at all.
but everything has pros and cons