KReady Assessment Admistration

ELA Jump Start Modules

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Currently ODE is not printing additional manuals however, if you are in need of a Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) kit for 2019, please reach out to your local State Support Team KRA trainer.  You can also contact (KRAHelp@education.ohio.gov)

Q:  Who can administer the assessment for ELA

A:  ELA –Staff includes any early care and education professionals* employed by the program. Staff must complete the training that includes demonstrating reliability on a video simulator and passing a content knowledge test before collecting evidence for the ELA.

  • Staff include: but are not limited to teachers, lead teachers, assistant teachers, classroom aides, paraprofessionals, early care professionals, educators, early childhood teachers, early childhood intervention specialists, supervisors, itinerant teachers, directors, occupational therapists, physical therapists, school psychologists, speech/language pathologists, data managers, other staff members identified by the program.

Q: I have a kindergarten student that was retained, do I give them the assessment?

A:  No – the KRA is administered for first-time kindergarten students only.

Q: I have a pre-school student that was retained do I give them the assessment?

A:  Yes – the ELA is administered as a formative assessment and can be administered to students multiple times during the school year.

Q: I have a pre-school student that came to my class late in the school year, do I give them the assessment?

A:  Yes – the ELA is administered as a formative assessment and can be administered to students multiple times during the school year. Teachers should assess the student when possible.

Q: What are the allowable supports for administering the KRA?

A: The Guidelines on Allowable Supports for the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment is a document that details the allowable supports. The supports and strategies outlined in this document are intended to maximize the participation of all students in the KRA.

You may contact the Ohio K12 Help team 24/7 by submitting a request using this form.

Requests received outside normal business hours of 8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday, will be responded to the next business day.

Ohio K12 Help telephone hours are 8:30am – 3:30pm, Monday – Friday.