Kindergarten Readiness Assessment for Teachers
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.
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 administration window for the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment is the first day of school through Nov. 1. The results of the assessment provide a starting point for each child and do not prohibit any child from entering kindergarten. The KRA should not be administered to children retained in kindergarten.
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. 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 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 4th at 11:59 p.m. to clean up transfer requests.
Teachers will have access to an instant Individual Student Report (ISR) once all scores have been entered for the student in KReady. The system will generate Individual Student Reports (if the teacher has not already done so) and Scaled Score Reports when the demographic/ enrollment window has ended. Data managers will be able to request and download Scaled Score Reports as well as have access to the ISRs. When the Scaled Score reports are ready an announcement will be sent to Data Managers. See chart for KReady System Functionality
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, which begins on August 1, 2016. Teacher trainings will be available through State Support Teams. In addition, any staff member who has completed the Train-the-Trainer program and also completed the refresher course offered on July 28, 2016 is able to deliver the teacher training to their staff.
Reports from the 2016 administration of the KRA will be available in the KRA system after the testing window has closed. Please see the Sample Individual Student Report in the gray box above to get an idea of what information will be on the reports released in November.
The Ohio Teacher KRA Guide is a living document designed to support the needs of Ohio Kindergarten Teachers in the implementation of the KRA.
Last Modified: 11/9/2017 10:54:32 AM