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Early Learning Assessments

5/1/2018

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) 

Securely Destroy KRA Field Test Materials 

At the end of the fall 2017 Embedded Field Test, each teacher must account for all test materials and follow procedures for ensuring the destruction of all documentation, notes, manipulatives, booklets, manuals, etc.
 
Because the materials for each designated field test form were distributed to individual schools, please complete this KRA Field Test Destruction From for each school assigned to a field test form. Determine the best way to do this locally; one person per school can complete the form, or one person per district can complete the form.
 

Securely Store KRA kits 

Please ensure your current KRA administration materials are securely stored. Please do not destroy your current KRA administration materials.
 
Some schools and districts might need replacement administration materials for next school year. Please fill out this form to order replacement Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Kits for trained teachers. 


Children who are blind or visually impaired represent a wide range of sightedness. As a result, we created the Alternative Text Teacher Administration Manual, Tactile Graphics Assessment manual, and concrete manipulatives to ensure accessibility for all children who are blind or visually impaired. You should follow the child’s instructional team recommendations for any or all supports on a child-by-child basis. You also should check the individualized education program (IEP) for any accommodations and/or modifications. Please fill out this form to order the Alternative Text Test Administration Manual and materials.
 

Fall 2018 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Timeline 

May-October
State Support Team (SST) provide KRA Teacher Training to new kindergarten teachers
 
June 15
Deadline to update Assessment Data Manager – Preschool and Kindergarten role in the Ohio Educational Directory System (OEDS).
 
Assessment Data Managers
Each participating school or district must assign an Assessment Data Manager-Preschool and Kindergarten in OEDS by June 15, 2018. To learn how to assign roles in OEDS, please see this Assigning Roles guidance document found on the OEDS webpage here.
 
Administration
Schools and districts can begin KRA administration starting the first day of school or the first day that schools and districts take attendance for students who are enrolled in kindergarten. Additionally, schools 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 administration window closes on Nov. 1.
 
How to Find Previous Year KRA Data
School districts can find KRA data for 2015 and 2016 in the KReady system. The KRA Data Manager Guide includes directions for retrieving data reports using the archive.
 
School districts can find KRA data for 2014 in the superintendent’s SAFE account in the Collaboration Center. We have provided Directions for Finding KRA Data on SAFE.
Public access to KRA data is available in the Download Data tab on the Ohio School Report Cards page. We also have provided Directions for Finding Released Ohio KRA Data.
 
KRA Annual Reports
KRA Annual Report 2014-2015 - This report includes results from the FY15 administration of the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment in Ohio.
 
KRA Annual Report 2015-2016 - This report includes results from the FY16 administration of the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment in Ohio.
 
For more information
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Website
KRAHelp@education.ohio.gov
 
KRA Help Desk:
http://www.ohio-k12.help/
 
Contact Information:
Elizabeth.Sailer@education.ohio.gov
Kimberly.Davis@education.ohio.gov