Kindergarten Readiness Assessment for Administrators
At the beginning of
each school year, children in public school kindergarten programs are assessed using Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised (KRA-R). The KRA-R is aligned to Ohio's Early Learning and Development Standards
and is one measure of a child’s readiness for engaging with kindergarten standards based instruction.
Assessment Data Manager Role
A data manager is the individual who has access to teacher and student demographic information. It is this person’s responsibility for adding teachers, students, and enrollment data to the Ready for Kindergarten Online system. You have to be registered in the Ready for Kindergarten Online system as a data manager in order to enter or access any data.
To get access, an individual must be selected by the school or district to serve in this capacity. Each participating school or district must assign an Assessment Data Manager-Preschool and Kindergarten in the Ohio Educational Directory System (OEDS). Here are directions:
Change for fall 2022: The administration window for the Kindergarten Reading Assessment Revised is not earlier than the first day of July of the school year and not later than the twentieth day of instruction of that school year.
The Ready for Kindergarten Online (KReady) system will open on July 1 and remain open through November 1, 2022 to accommodate differences in district schedules. November 1st is the deadline for teachers to enter data in the Ready for Kindergarten Online (KReady) system. After the KReady system closes on November 1 at 11:59 p.m., data managers will have until November 9th at 11:59 p.m. to clean up transfer requests.
Results are available in the KReady system to users with teacher, data manager, and administrator accounts.
- KRA raw data is immediately available to teachers as they administer the items, and we recommend teachers use that as baseline data to inform kindergarten instruction based on the needs of the students.
- The Language and Literacy Scale Score reports are available to data managers and administrators before Nov. 1.
- Scale Score reports are available to data managers and administrators after the window closes. The system takes about a week to generate all of the scores and go through testing before making the reports available to school districts. The scale score report will not be available during the administration window.
- The Individual Student Reports (ISRs) are available on demand to teachers for students who have 100% item completion.
KRA-R Implementation Webinar for Building Administrators Tuesday, March 8, from 9:30 – 11 a.m.
KRA-R Implementation Webinar for Building Administrators
Questions and Responses from Webinar
The Office of Early Learning and School Readiness hosted a webinar for kindergarten administrators, test coordinators and data managers. This webinar is designed for principals and other administrators who will be involved in coordinating or supporting the implementation of the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised (KRA-R) in 2022. This recording provides details about the changes in the administration timeline, your role in KRA-R implementation and how you can support teachers as they administer the assessment. The webinar also provides guidance on who can administer the assessment and information about trainings for data managers, administrators and teachers. There are also representatives from other department areas presenting on the Third Grade Reading Guarantee and Ohio's English Language Proficiency Screener.
KRA-R Teacher Training - Training will resume in June 2022. Only kindergarten teachers who have not yet been trained need to successfully complete the training on the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised administration, score reporting, and use of the assessment data. To participate in the training, a teacher have an account in the Ready for Kindergarten Online system (also called KReady) and must complete required online modules prior to the scheduled training.
Registration for the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised (KRA-R) Virtual Trainings are available through the STARS training and registration application within your OHID Account. Search using the Keyword term KRA.
KReady System Support:
For help with the KRA technology, you can go to https://www.ohio-k12.help/kready-support/ to submit a help desk ticket or call 844-K12-OHIO (844-512-6446) to get help setting up a help desk ticket.
Last Modified: 4/8/2022 9:59:39 AM