By John Bombatch
What is Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Literacy (KRA-L)
- KRA-L helps teachers identify and measure early reading skills.
- This testing is required of all children entering kindergarten in public schools for the first time.
- KRA-L assesses oral language, rhyming, letter identification and alliteration elements. Children are asked to answer who, what, when, why and how questions, repeat sentences, identify words that rhyme and produce words that rhyme, identify letters and identify the beginning sounds of words.
What do KRA-L scores mean?
- A score of 0-13 means that teachers should focus their instruction with these students intensively and broadly to develop reading skills.
- A score of 14-23 means teachers can be more targeted in their instructional approach to getting students to be successful readers
- A score of 24 and higher means teachers can focus their instruction on enrichment.
Source: Ohio Department of Education