Kindergarten Readiness Assessment for Administrators

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At the beginning of each school year, children in public school kindergarten programs are assessed using Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised (KRA-R). The KRA-R is aligned to Ohio's Early Learning and Development Standards and is one measure of a child’s readiness for engaging with kindergarten standards based instruction.

INTRODUCTION

Resources

FORMS

Reports

KRA-R Kit Order Form 

KRA Documentation of Secure Test Destruction

KRA-R Translator Reimbursement Form 2021

REsources for Chartered Non-Public Schools Participating in the KRA

Assessment Data Manager Role

A data manager is the individual who has access to teacher and student demographic information. It is this person’s responsibility for adding teachers, students, and enrollment data to the Ready for Kindergarten Online system. You have to be registered in the Ready for Kindergarten Online system as a data manager in order to enter or access any data.

To get access, an individual must be selected by the school or district to serve in this capacity. Each participating school or district must assign an Assessment Data Manager-Preschool and Kindergarten in the Ohio Educational Directory System (OEDS). Here are directions: 

Timeline

The administration window for the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised is the first day of school through Nov. 1.  Schools may administer the selected response and performance task items portion of the assessment up to two weeks prior to the first day of the school year.

The Language and Literacy portion of the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised 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. Teachers can conduct the other portions of the assessment any time during the assessment period.

November 1st is the deadline for teachers to administer the KRA-R and enter data in the Ready for Kindergarten Online (KReady) system. After the KReady system closes on November 1 at 11:59 p.m., data managers will have until November 9th at 11:59 p.m. to clean up transfer requests.  

Please note: There was a legislative change to the kindergarten readiness assessment administration window that does not go into effect for this year’s administration (fall 2021). The fall 2022 administration window will start and end earlier. To minimize potential for confusion, we will wait to post more details about the fall 2022 administration window after the close of the fall 2021 administration window.
 

Assessment Results

Results are available in the KReady system to users with teacher, data manager, and administrator accounts.

  • KRA raw data is immediately available to teachers as they administer the items, and we recommend teachers use that as baseline data to inform kindergarten instruction based on the needs of the students.
  • The Language and Literacy Scale Score reports are available to data managers and administrators before Nov. 1. 
  • Scale Score reports are available to data managers and administrators after the window closes. The system takes about a week to generate all of the scores and go through testing before making the reports available to school districts. The scale score report will not be available during the administration window.
  • The Individual Student Reports (ISRs) are available on demand to teachers for students who have 100% item completion. 

Training

KRA-R Administrator Q & A Session  
The Office of Early Learning and School Readiness will host a Q & A session for data managers and administrators on September 16, 2021, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. This will be an informal, open forum to ask questions about the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised which could include topics like supporting teachers with administration, data entry, EMIS reporting, using the results, or policies. Participants will be able to ask questions verbally or by entering them into the chat. Teams Meeting Link 


KRA-R Teacher Training - Only kindergarten teachers who have not yet been trained need to successfully complete the training on the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised administration, score reporting, and use of the assessment data. To participate in the training, a teacher must provide verification of having an account in the Ready for Kindergarten Online system (also called KReady) and must complete required online modules prior to the scheduled training. 

Registration for the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised (KRA-R) Virtual Trainings are available through the STARS training and registration application within your OHID Account. Search using the Keyword term KRA. Please see this Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised (KRA-R) Virtual Training Dates document for a list of training dates and times.

KReady System Support:
For help with the KRA technology, you can go to https://www.ohio-k12.help/kready-support/ to submit a help desk ticket or call 844-K12-OHIO (844-512-6446) to get help setting up a help desk ticket. 

Last Modified: 9/17/2021 10:48:36 AM