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 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. The results of the assessment provide a starting point for each child and are not to be used to prohibit any child from entering kindergarten. The KRA-R should not be administered to children retained in kindergarten. 

Resources

Reports

KRA Guidelines for Allowable Supports for Students with Disabilities and Students who are English Learners
  • KRA-R score sheets
     
    KRA-R Score Sheet A:
    For recording teacher-administered direct assessment items when using the student app. Use with form C.
     
    KRA-R Score Sheet B:
    For recording teacher-administered direct assessment items. Use with form C.
     
    KRA-R Score Sheet C:
    For recording observational items. Use with form A or B for a complete assessment.
     
    KRA-R Observation Data Form:
    For working together with a student’s family to collect evidence for Observation Rubric items only.


Timeline

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.  


Training

Teacher Training - Training for teachers on administering the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised (KRA-R) will resume in June. 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.  To participate in the training, a teacher must 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 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. 
 

KRA-R Refresher 2022
A KRA-R Refresher will be available in the KReady system in the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment - PD Content (Ohio) by the end of May 2022. The Refresher 2022 is for teachers who completed a KRA teacher training in a previous school year. It includes information about what is different for the KRA-R this year, a review of administration procedures, and a review of data reports that are available in the online system. 

 

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Last Modified: 2/2/2022 2:54:07 PM