Kindergarten Readiness Assessment for Teachers

iStock_000004183834Medium.jpgAt the beginning of each school year, children in public 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 kindergarten instruction while aligned to Ohio's Early Learning and Development Standards

Public districts have the option to begin the administration of KRA 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 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.

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Timeline

The administration window for the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment is the first day of school through Nov. 1. Currently, public districts have the option to begin administration up to two weeks prior to the first day of kindergarten. Schools may administer the selected response and performance task items 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 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.

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. 

Training

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 6th 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 begin soon. Teacher trainings will be available through State Support Teams.  

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.

Last Modified: 8/1/2018 2:45:22 PM