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

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 Revised 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. 

Please note: There was a legislative change to the kindergarten readiness assessment administration window that does not go into effect for this year’s administration (fall 2021). The fall 2022 administration window will start and end earlier. To minimize potential for confusion, we will wait to post more details about the fall 2022 administration window after the close of the fall 2021 administration window.


Training

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.  To participate in the training, a teacher must provide verification of having 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. Please see this Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised (KRA-R) Virtual Training Dates document for a list of training dates and times.
 

KRA-R Refresher 2021
A KRA-R Refresher is available in the KReady system in the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment - PD Content (Ohio). The Refresher 2021 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. 

 

KRA-R eNewsletter

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Last Modified: 9/23/2021 2:18:00 PM