A strand is a way to group skills within a subject, to give a higher level of analysis. Strands are optional in Kickboard. You can think of strands as categories that a group of skills may fall into.
The strands for a 5th Grade English Language Arts course might look like this:
The strands for a 6th Math course might look like this:
Where else do you see strands throughout the site? On the Report Card, there is an option to list scholar grades by strand or subject: