Maryland's Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) is a developmentally appropriate observational and assessment tool administered to kindergarteners in the fall of each year that measures school readiness in four domains. Overall readiness levels, as well scale scores in each domain and by specific subgroups, are reported statewide and for each of Maryland's 24 jurisdictions.
Go to Readiness Matters 2019 to see the entire series.
Everyone must take proactive measures to improve kindergarten readiness. Kindergarten teachers and school administrators should begin addressing the gaps in readiness that some children already demonstrate.