The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) must be administered to all first-time kindergarten students. The KRA is used to assess four areas of early learning: social foundations (including social and emotional development, and approaches toward learning), language and literacy, mathematics, and physical well-being and motor development. The test window for the KRA in school year 2017-2018 is the first day of school through the first of November.
Third Grade Reading Guarantee
CEVS must annually assess the reading skills of each student in grades K-3. The diagnostics for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee (TGRG) must be given by September 30 for grades one, two, and three and November 1 for kindergarten each year. The results of these diagnostic tests determine whether a child is considered on track or not on track in reading. A child will be considered on track at the beginning of each grade if the child is reading at the level set by Ohio’s Learning Standards for the end of the previous grade. For each student that is not on track, a Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan (RIMP) must be developed, citing the research-based reading intervention strategies targeted at the student’s identified reading deficiencies that are being used in the classroom.
The ability to read is the foundation of all learning. Research shows that children who are not reading at a third-grade level by the end of grade three are likely to have difficulty learning in all classroom subjects in higher grades. Struggling readers greatly benefit from their families’ involvement and help at home. The following links will help you provide the needed support to your young developing readers.