Kindergarten Readiness Assessment for Teachers
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 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised (KRA-R) is the result of improvement recommendations made by a group of Ohio educators and stakeholders who convened per Senate Bill 216. 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.
At the beginning of each school year, children in public school kindergarten programs are assessed using Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised (KRA-R). 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. The results of the assessment provide a starting point for each child and do not prohibit any child from entering kindergarten. The KRA-R should not be administered to children retained in kindergarten.
The Language and Literacy portion of the KRA-R 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.
The administration window for the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised is the first day of school through Nov. 1. 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. 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 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.
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 in STARS and will be added throughout the summer to prepare teachers for the 2020 KRA-R administration. Teachers will need to register in STARS to secure a spot for training. Search using the Keyword term KRA.
A self-paced Refresher Training
is available for teachers who completed a KRA teacher training in a prior year.
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Last Modified: 12/16/2020 12:15:26 PM