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
Ensure all children in Montgomery County are ready for kindergarten and reading proficiently by third grade.
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
ReadySetSoar Early Learning Strategies 1.Kindergarten Readiness 2.Summer & After School Learning 3.School Attendance
Measure of Success: KRA-L scores BandScoresAssess for… 10-13Intense instruction 214-23Targeted instruction 324-29Enriched instruction KRA-L is Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment-Literacy given within the first six weeks of school
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.
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