Kindergarten teachers are amazing! You take children from all different prior care environments and lay the foundation for their success as students. The KRA can help you understand your students' needs by providing a snapshot of where they are when they enter school. The valuable data the KRA collects can help inform and guide your instruction.
Teachers play the most important role in the KRA. You administer the assessment to gather information about the knowledge and skills of incoming kindergarteners and take action to ensure that each student's needs are met.
As a teacher, you are responsible for:
- Attending a training session and earning a passing score on the simulator and content assessment, if you are new to the KRA.
- Completing an online refresher re-certification module and earning a passing score on the training assessment, if you are experienced with the KRA.
- Making a plan for how you will administer the KRA in your classroom.
- Implementing the KRA within the administration window.
- Using the optional KRA child-friendly app which delivers and scores a subset of KRA items.
- Inputting scores into the KReady system.
- Sharing KRA results with families and appropriate school staff.
- Using KRA data to inform instruction.
Initial administration training should be conducted by a teacher's district and/or ISD for the 2021-2022 school year.
How-to Guides (to help teachers access required materials on the KReady site):
- How do I find the modules for teachers new to the KRA?
- How do I find the content assessment and simulation exercise for teachers new to the KRA?
- How do I find the refresher module for teachers experienced with the KRA?
- How do I find the Recertification Content Assessment for teachers experienced with the KRA?
- How do I find and download my certificate?