School Readiness Assessment

 

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.

Testers and Window

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

Resources

CDE School Readiness page

Requirements

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

Teaching Strategies GOLD
HighScope COR for Kindergarten
Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP-K 2015)

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.

New for the 2017-18 school year:
School Readiness Data Collection

The purpose of the Kindergarten School Readiness data collection is to provide baseline data for measuring improvement in students' knowledge and skills over time and to collect data needed to fulfill statutory requirements for an annual legislative report.

Data reported to CDE will be from the initial fall assessment window. The initial assessment is to be completed within the first 60 calendar days of the school year as required by HB 15-1323. The collection will be open from mid October to mind December 2017.

​Resources
SR Data Reporting Fact Sheet.pdf