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2017-2018 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment field test

8/7/2017

This year, kindergarten teachers play a key role in the development of the next version of the KRA with the inclusion of the embedded Fall 2017 Field Test. The one-time field test includes up to five new KRA items. The field test is being conducted to improve the assessment with new items, improved rubrics and streamlined scripts. This is the first time an embedded field test will be performed during the KRA data collection process.
 
What does this mean for your school?

  • The materials for the field test will arrive via postal mail to schools.
  • Teachers administer four or five new KRA items to all students in their classes in addition to the current KRA.
  • All items for the field test need to be administered and entered in the KReady system during the same window as the KRA.
  • Each teacher must account for all test materials and follow procedures for ensuring the destruction of all documentation, notes, manipulatives, booklets, manuals, etc.
A brief support module is available here for teachers and administrators to learn about the field test and enhancements to the KRA technologies.