School Readiness Assessment

CSI will phase in CAP4K beginning the 2015-2016 school year.  

Purpose of the School Readiness Assessment

Senate Bill 08-212, Colorado’s Achievement Plan for Kids (CAP4K), passed in 2008 with the goal of aligning Colorado’s preschool through post secondary education system. The purpose of school readiness assessment is to inform the development of an individual school readiness plan in order to provide a responsive learning environment for each child. Information gathered from school readiness assessments is to be used for supportive and instructional purposes and cannot be used to deny a student admission or progression to kindergarten or first grade.

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CAP4K requires that all students in a publicly funded kindergarten be assessed using as state approved school readiness assessment. Kindergartners must be tested within the first 60 days of enrollment


CDE School Readiness page


All CSI schools are required to administer one of the following school readiness assessments to its Kindergarten students:

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Riverside Early Assessment for Learning

Schools will be asked to confirm their assessment selection with CSI no later than September 15th More information on each assessment can be found on the CDE School Readiness Page.