Middletown City School District wants all youngsters to enjoy school from the day they enter kindergarten. Coming to kindergarten with certain skills already in place makes learning easier for your child. For example, children whose families have read to them and children who can draw some basic letters have an easier time learning to read. That’s important, because reading lays the foundation for learning throughout their school years.
This fall, we will begin using a better way to determine what our kindergarten students know and can do. This more accurate information will help teachers better identify what each student needs to succeed in kindergarten.
Teachers will use Ohio’s new Kindergarten Readiness Assessment to get a snapshot of every child’s knowledge and skills in six areas: social skills, math, science, social studies, language and literacy, physical well-being and motor development.
To read more about the KRA, including how the assessment works, please click here.