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Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised Summer 2020 Update

In the 2020-2021 school year, public districts and schools are required to administer the new Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised (KRA-R) to all first-time Kindergarten students. The KRA-R is significantly shorter, comprised of items from the previous version rather than brand new items. This replaces the KRA that was used in kindergarten classrooms from 2014 – 2019.  


New Kindergarten Readiness Assessment for Fall 2020

Beginning fall 2020 public districts and schools will administer the new Kindergarten Readiness Assessment-Revised (KRA-R).


Elimination of English Language Arts I State Assessment Information

Recent changes in state law eliminated the English language arts I test for students in the classes of 2023 and beyond. Students who entered ninth grade on or after July 1, 2019, are no longer required to take the English language arts I test.


Two additional graduation options available for the class of 2020

The Department expects that most students will meet one of the three existing pathways, and districts should continue to work with students, as appropriate, to meet these requirements. However, recent legislation extended additional graduation options to the classes of 2019 and 2020. Please note, state law modified the criteria available for the class of 2020 and not all of the original criteria are available to students in the class of 2020.