• Kindergarten Readiness Assessment update

    Elementary school principals and assistant principals / Deadline: September 30

    All kindergarteners must complete the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) by September 30. Training is required for and was offered to all kindergarten teachers before the beginning of the school year. If any teachers need training, please contact Susan Matthews at smatthews@bcps.k12.md.us.

    Data entry must be done in MSDE’s online Ready 4 Kindergarten system. Teachers who are assigned to kindergarten homerooms and have students scheduled to those courses are automatically granted access. Additional teachers, such as resource teachers and educational support staff, may be granted access upon request. Please email the name, email address, and employee ID of any additional staff, as well as a list of the students to whom they need access (student name, student ID#), to Perry Gorgen at ptgorgen@bcps.k12.md.us.

    Completion rates will be monitored daily over the next two weeks, with updates sent to ILEDs and district leadership. Please note that completion rates depend on accurate student rosters in Infinite Campus which includes students having a State Student ID. Withdrawals or transfers must be immediately updated to avoid issues with completion rate reports. The Early Learning Programs Department will be working to keep the MSDE system up to date. For discrepancies, contact smatthews@bcps.k12.md.us.