Resources for screening and assessing school readiness, including State and local examples.
Ready at Five (2017)
Provides an overview of assessments for measuring the progress of learning in young children ages 3–6 years old and school readiness of incoming kindergarteners. The webpage also includes a video explaining the value of kindergarten readiness assessments.
Readiness for School
U.S. Department of Education
Provides programs, research, evaluations, and publications on early childhood education, a booklet that provides parents with activities to help children prepare for school, and additional resources.
Administration for Children and Families & Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center
Provides steps to take to achieve school readiness as well as roles for teachers and caregivers, family services staff, home visitors, families, and other professionals
Screening of School Readiness Skills: A Review of the Literature (PDF - 1,340 KB)
U.S. Agency for International Development (2014)
Identifies early childhood assessments that can be used to reliably differentiate between children who are likely to benefit from classroom instruction and those who are not unless they are provided with interventions that address their cognitive and behavioral needs in addition to developing their academic skills.
State and local examples
Are They Ready? Measuring Children’s Readiness for School (PDF - 9,710 KB)
Silicon Valley Community Foundation (2013)
Provides an overview of the Desired Results Developmental Profile – School Readiness assessment, presents key findings from the Silicon Valley School Readiness Assessment, and examines why measuring school readiness matters.
How to Assess Whether Middle Schoolers Are Ready for High School
Describes how school districts measured high school readiness and incorporated the results in teaching plans and student placement.
Ready, Set, Go! WV School Readiness
West Virginia Department of Education
Provides resources for school readiness, including a school readiness profile (PDF - 1,580 KB), a families’ guide to school readiness (PDF - 1,750 KB), a school readiness transition toolkit (PDF - 335 KB).
Colorado Department of Education (2017)
Provides assessment choices and school readiness plans, kindergarten guidance for families, trainings, and resources.