Kindergarten entry questions are addressed on the Ohio Department of Education website and outline the state's requirements for districts in offering kindergarten to their students.
Ohio's Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) measures a child’s school readiness in multiple learning domains. All children in kindergarten take the assessment from the first day of school through November 1. The results of the assessment provide information for teachers to begin to plan individualized instruction for each child. The results do not prohibit any child from entering Kindergarten.
The language and literacy portion of the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment will meet the reading diagnostic assessment requirement of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.
Beginning with the Fall 2020 school year, districts and community schools will administer the new Kindergarten Readiness Assessment-Revised. More information will be available soon.