Somerset County School District

Our School System has 3rd Highest KRA Scores in the State

At the start of each school year, teachers use the KRA to measure kindergarten readiness by observing children during the day, asking them to answer selected-response items, and engaging them in performance-based activities. Kindergarten readiness levels are identified as:

  • Demonstrating Readiness – a child demonstrates the foundational skills and behaviors that prepare him/her for curriculum based on the kindergarten standards.
  • Approaching Readiness – a child exhibits some of the foundational skills and behaviors that prepare him/her for curriculum based on the kindergarten standards.
  • Emerging Readiness – a child displays minimal foundational skills and behaviors that prepare him/her for curriculum based on the kindergarten standards. 
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  • Children whose readiness knowledge, skills, and behaviors are “approaching” and/or “emerging” require differentiated instruction, as well as targeted supports or interventions to be successful in kindergarten.