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Kindergarten Readiness Assessment FAQs - For Parents

  • Why does my child need to take the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment?

The assessment provides information for your family, as well as your teachers, to help your child learn and grow.

  • What does the assessment cover?

The kindergarten assessment covers six areas:  Social Skills (including the way students learn), Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Well-Being and Motor Development.

  • How does the assessment work?

There are three ways for child will show what he or she knows and is able to do.

Your child will:

1. Select an answer to a question.

2. Do a requested task.

Your teacher will:

3. Observe your child in school and at recess.

  • When will this assessment happen?

Ohio kindergarten teachers will have from the first day of school until Nov. 1, to complete the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

  • If my child has a special education plan, will he or she complete the assessment?

Yes. Ohio’s Kindergarten assessment is for all children including children with disabilities.

  • How long does the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment take?

The amount of time it will take to administer, score and input assessment item data will vary from teacher-to-teacher and class-to-class.  This is because the assessment is the most efficient when teachers are able to use technology for the assessment.

  • Do all kindergarteners get tested with the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment?

No. Only first-time kindergarteners must take the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. Children who are retained in kindergarten are not assessed.

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