Kindergarten Readiness Assessment for Administrators

 dreamstime_151575.jpgAt the beginning of each school year, children in public school kindergarten programs are assessed using Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised (KRA-R). This assessment includes ways for teachers to measure a child’s readiness for engaging with kindergarten instruction while aligned to Ohio's Early Learning and Development Standards


Public districts have the option to begin the administration of KRA-R selected response and performance task items up to two weeks prior to the first day of kindergarten. 

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.

Beginning fall 2020, public districts and community schools will administer the new Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised (KRA-R). The new assessment kits will be shipped to each district before the end of June. Refer to the KRA-R Print to Ship 2020 information below to look up the number of kits ordered for your district and the shipping address.

KRA-R Print to Ship 2020 Information Note: all kits in this document have been shipped as of the end of June.  If you did not receive kits, or need to place an order, please fill out this KRA-R kit order form.
 

INTRODUCTION

Resources

FORMS

Reports

KRA-R 2020 Kit Order Form

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: 

Webinar Training Opportunities for Administrators and Data Managers
Data Managers are invited to participate in online webinars for the Ready for Kindergarten (KReady) online system hosted by Johns Hopkins University and the Management Council. 

Archived Webinars and Resources for KRA Data Managers
  • KRA District and School Administrator Data Webinar: This is the recording of the Webinar on December 16, 2019 hosted by Johns Hopkins University.  Topics include information about what KRA data can tell administrators, key reports available to teachers and administratros, and analyzing data to take action.
 

KRA eNewsletter

Kindergarten teachers, sign up to receive timely KRA tips and updates during the administration window right in your email inbox! Our goal is to provide you with the tools and resources you need for a smooth and efficient administration and to help you effectively use your KRA data to inform instruction! Sign up today so you don’t miss an issue: http://bit.ly/KRAemail 


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.

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. 

November 1st is the deadline for teachers to administer the KRA-R and enter data in the KReady online system. After the administration window closes on November 1 at 11:59 p.m., data managers will have until November 6th at 11:59 p.m. to clean up transfer requests.  
 

Training

Teacher Training - Only kindergarten teachers who have not yet been trained need to successfully complete the training on the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment administration, score reporting, and use of the assessment data. The KRA trainings are scheduled in STARS and will be added throughout the summer to prepare teachers for the 2020 KRA administration.  Teachers will need to register in STARS to secure a spot for training. Search using the Keyword term KRA.

KReady System Support:
For help with the KRA, you can go to http://ohio-k12.help/kready 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: 7/7/2020 4:33:34 PM