Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment



Ohio Kindergarten Readiness Assessment 2017
Field Test and Implementation

View timeline, field test, administration and more. Read the Fact Sheet here.
Learn more at http://bit.ly/ohkra2017

At the beginning of each school year, children in public and community school kindergarten programs are 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.

The KRA is intended to be administered to kindergarten students starting the first day of school, or the first day that schools and districts take attendance for students who are enrolled in kindergarten with the administration ending on November 1. However, based on the budget bill that passed on June 30th public districts have the option to begin administration up to two weeks prior to the first day of kindergarten. A board of education may administer the selected response and performance task items portion of the diagnostic assessment up to two weeks prior to the first day of the school year. Our help desk team and other partners are all available and equipped to accommodate this new process starting on July 17, 2017. 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. Learn more at http://bit.ly/ohkra2017.  

  • 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, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017 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 Directions for Finding KRA Data.  

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