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Engaging school districts to Enhance Kindergarten Readiness. Four Key Measures. Kindergarten Readiness: Ohio’s Kindergarten readiness assessment (KRA-L) Third Grade Reading: Ohio’s Achievement Assessment

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four key measures
Four Key Measures

Kindergarten Readiness: Ohio’s Kindergarten readiness assessment (KRA-L)

Third Grade Reading: Ohio’s Achievement Assessment

Transition to High School: #of students who earned at least 5 credits in core classes by end of 9th grade

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.

readyset soar advisory cabinet
ReadySetSoar Advisory Cabinet

Public School District

Private Child Care

Head Start

Home Visiting

Private Foundation

County Staff

County Department of Job & Family Services (subsidized child care)


University faculty

United Way

readyset soar early learning strategies
ReadySetSoar Early Learning Strategies

Kindergarten Readiness

Summer & After School Learning

School Attendance

measure of success gains on kra l
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
Roadblocks to Kindergarten Readiness

Disconnect and misconception between preschool and K-12

Lack of a common understanding of kindergarten readiness

Lack of community awareness and engagement

Lack of local longitudinal data about the impact of preschool


8 Ways

We’ve Taken

Down the Roadblocks


Summit Icon/Pictures

#1: Kindergarten Readiness Summit


#2: Community definition of kindergarten readiness


Kindergarten Readiness Skills


#5: Passport to




“Why a Preschool Promise?”

key finding from survey
Key Finding from Survey

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


#7: ROI Calculation

Handout: Wilder Research

Full Report at

third grade reading connection
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

nearly 1 in 3 not reading books
Nearly 1 in 3 not Reading books

Third Grade Reading Guarantee


Ritika Kurup

Assistant Director, ReadySetSoar

937-236-9965 office

Tom Lasley

Executive Director, Learn to Earn Dayton

937-229-5773 office