Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

Update on Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Reductions

Assessment items reduced by 21 percent. Read the full update here.

At the beginning of each school year, children in public school kindergarten programs will be assessed using Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. This assessment includes ways for teachers to measure a child’s readiness for engaging with instruction aligned to the kindergarten standards. 

Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards (birth to kindergarten entry) are the basis for the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment is used to assess four areas of early learning:

  • Social Foundations- including social and emotional development, and approaches toward learning
  • Mathematics 
  • 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.

Schools and districts can begin KRA administration starting the first day of school, or the first day that schools and districts take attendance for students who are enrolled in kindergarten. The administration window closes on Nov. 1. 

The Ohio Department of Education will be conducting a Kindergarten Field Test this fall.  Teachers, with permission from their principals, can volunteer to participate in this field test. To learn more please read the Kindergarten Field Test 2016 Information for Schools/Districts Fact Sheet.

KRA Annual Report 2014-2015 - This report includes results from the first administration of the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment in Ohio

Learn more about Ohio's Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

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