How Kindergarten Entry Assessments Are Used in Public Schools and How They Correlate With Spring Assessments


This Education Week article spotlights findings from REL Northeast & Islands at EDC's study on kindergarten entry assessments: "Kindergarten entry assessments—quick tests that are given to incoming students and are intended to help teachers tailor instruction to a child's needs—are used in close to three-quarters of the nation's public schools. But using those tests doesn't appear to have a significant impact on how well a student is reading or doing math in the spring of the kindergarten year. The findings come from a federally funded report from the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands."


Education Week

Publication Date: 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016