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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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

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 and delivered by State Support Team KRA trainers. Training is in STARS and will be added throughout the summer to prepare teachers for the 2019 KRA administration.  Teachers will need to register in STARS to secure a spot for training. Search using the Keyword term KRA.

Last Modified: 9/30/2019 7:43:01 AM