Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

Update on Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Reductions

Feedback and recommendations from Ohio teachers informed the department in reducing the number of items on the assessment by 21 percent. Read the full update here.

In the 2015-16 school year, we will again be implementing Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. This assessment includes ways for teachers to measure a child’s school readiness. 

Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards (birth to kindergarten entry) are the basis for the Kindergarten Readiness assessment.  It has six components:

  • Social Skills - including social and emotional development, and approaches toward learning
  • Mathematics 
  • Science 
  • Social Studies 
  • Language and Literacy 
  • Physical Well-being and Motor Development

The Language and Literacy portion of the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment can be used to meet the reading diagnostic assessment requirement of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. To meet the diagnostic requirement, teachers must complete the Language and Literacy portion by Nov. 1.

Learn more about Ohio's Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

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Last Modified: 11/23/2015 4:21:02 PM