Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment 2017-2018 Fact Sheet
View timeline, field test, administration and more. Read the Fact Sheet 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 an embedded Kindergarten Field Test this fall. To learn more please read the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment 2017-2018 Fact Sheet. Further information about the field test will be available to you in early May.  

  • KRA Annual Report 2014-2015 - This report includes results from the FY15 administration of the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment in Ohio.
  • KRA Annual Report 2015-2016 – This report includes results from the FY16 administration of the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment in Ohio.  

Results of the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment for each public school district and community school in Ohio are available here and include overall readiness scores, as well as the four sub-areas of Language and Literacy, Social Foundations, Mathematics, and Physical Development and Well-Being.  
Step-by-step directions are listed in the Direction for Finding KRA Data. The results of the 2016-2017 administration are not yet available to download.  

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