Howard County

50% of Howard County’s children demonstrate kindergarten readiness -- 7 points higher than the statewide average.

The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) data enable the teachers to target instruction, provide support and practice where it is needed, address identified learning gaps, and better communicate with families about their child. Howard County assessed a sample of its public school kindergarteners (30% per classroom). This means that the critical KRA data is available to teachers only for the individual students assessed.

View Howard county's 2016-2017 KRA data:

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