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1 Engaging school districts to Enhance Kindergarten Readiness

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4 Four Key Measures 1.Kindergarten Readiness: Ohio’s Kindergarten readiness assessment (KRA-L) 2.Third Grade Reading: Ohio’s Achievement Assessment 3.Transition to High School: #of students who earned at least 5 credits in core classes by end of 9 th grade 4.Exit from High School: # of students who earned college credit in high school; % enrolled in college and graduating within 6 years

5 Ensure all children in Montgomery County are ready for kindergarten and reading proficiently by third grade.

6 ReadySetSoar Advisory Cabinet 1.Public School District 2.Private Child Care 3.Head Start 4.Home Visiting 5.Private Foundation 6.County Staff 7.County Department of Job & Family Services (subsidized child care) 8.PBS 9.University faculty 10.United Way

7 ReadySetSoar Early Learning Strategies 1.Kindergarten Readiness 2.Summer & After School Learning 3.School Attendance

8 Measure of Success: KRA-L scores BandScoresAssess for… 10-13Intense instruction Targeted instruction Enriched instruction KRA-L is Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment-Literacy given within the first six weeks of school

9 Measure of Success: Gains on KRA-L Source: Montgomery County averages calculated from Ohio Department of Education Reports. KRA-L is Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment – Literacy given at the beginning of the kindergarten year.

10 Roadblocks to Kindergarten Readiness 1.Disconnect and misconception between preschool and K-12 2.Lack of a common understanding of kindergarten readiness 3.Lack of community awareness and engagement 4.Lack of local longitudinal data about the impact of preschool

11 8 Ways We’ve Taken Down the Roadblocks

12 Summit Icon/Pictures #1: Kindergarten Readiness Summit

13 #2: Community definition of kindergarten readiness Handout: Kindergarten Readiness Skills

14 “Ready Formula” Framework

15 5tothrive.org #3: Community Campaign

16 #4: Readiness Coalitions Video

17 Community Fact Sheets

18 PassportToKindergarten.org #5: Passport to Kindergarten

19 #6: Kindergarten Parent Survey Handout

20 Handout: “Why a Preschool Promise?”

21 KRA-L is a good predictor of 3 rd grade reading success

22 Key Finding from Survey Low-income students who attended 4-year-old preschool scored on average 2-3 points higher on the KRA-L.

23 1,300 Low Income not attending PreK

24 #7: ROI Calculation Handout: Wilder Research Full Report at readysetsoar.org readysetsoar.org

25 Third Grade Reading Connection Secure dollars to allow ReadySetSoar to connect kindergarten readiness with third grade reading. Local Data says Preschool Promise is a good investment

26 Nearly 1 in 3 not Reading books Third Grade Reading Guarantee

27 Read On! Toolkit #8: Read On! Community Engagement

28 0 Ritika Kurup Assistant Director, ReadySetSoar office Tom Lasley Executive Director, Learn to Earn Dayton office

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