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. 




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. 

KRA Certification Training

The KRA Certification Training is required for licensed school employees and teachers who will be administering the KRA-R in fall 2024 and who have not previously been trained in the KRA or KRA-R. Only kindergarten teachers who have not yet been trained need to complete this initial training. All new kindergarten teachers, or other educators who will be scoring the KRA-R, must successfully complete the training prior to assessing children. The training covers the administration, scoring and available reports. Teachers must have an account in the Ready for Kindergarten Online (KReady) system and have the correct "tag" or designation within their KReady account to access and complete the training. Local assessment data managers will "tag" users in KReady with the KRA. 

How to Access the KRA Certification Training
  1. Once you receive a KReady account, login to If you encounter any issues, use the "Forgot password?" link on the login page.
  2. After logging in, click the green "Access Professional Development and Resources" button to enter the professional development dashboard.  
  1. From the Professional Development dashboard, select "KRA Certification Training" to begin your course. If you do not see this screen, please ask your local assessment data manager to "tag" you with KRA in your KReady profile. 
  1. To become certified to administer the KRA, you will need to successfully complete the certification modules and assessments.
  2. Upon successfully completing the training, you will be able to download your certificate of completion.
  3. Download and save your certificate for your records and give a copy to your employer to verify successful completion of the KRA Certification Training.

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Last Modified: 7/2/2024 3:32:03 PM