What is the KRA?
At the beginning of each school year, children in public school kindergarten programs will be assessed using Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. This assessment includes ways for teachers to measure a child’s readiness for engaging with instruction aligned to the kindergarten standards.
● Social Foundations- including social and emotional development, and approaches toward learning
● Language and Literacy
● Physical Well-being and Motor Development
Schools and districts can begin KRA administration starting the first day of school, or the first day that schools and districts take attendance for students who are enrolled in kindergarten. The administration window closes on Nov. 1.
More information about the KRA can be found here.
KRA and Third Grade Reading Guarantee:
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.
● Kindergarten Readiness Assessment 2017-2018 Fact Sheet
● Kindergarten Readiness Assessment FAQs