Timely Topics: Early Learning
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment
This training is for new kindergarten teachers who have not been trained to administer the assessment. Successful completion will certify the participant to administer the KRA. Registration for these training dates will be available in STARS after August 1. Learn More >>
KRA Train-the-Trainer Series for New SST Consultants
Training sessions for new SST consultants will be held each May and August for the upcoming school year. Any SST consultants hired after the August training series will not be able to facilitate any KRA teacher trainings until attending the new SST KRA train-the-trainer series the following May. New SST consultants only need to attend one of the sessions. Register for a training session through STARS by searching the keyword “KRA.”
KRA Family Resources
The Office of Early Learning and School Readiness has posted a new resource for schools and districts to share with parents and families about the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA). The Welcome to Kindergarten-KRA Family Resource document is the first in a series of new resources to support administrators and educators in communicating the purpose of the KRA with parents and caregivers. For additional KRA resources, please go here.
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- Kindergarten Readiness Checklist >>
- Kindergarten Policies >>
Child Outcomes Summary
The Child Outcomes Summary form (COS) (underlined portion should link to https://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Special-Education/Preschool-Special-Education/COS-Policy.pdf.aspx) is used by preschool special education teachers to document a child’s progress. The COS captures information on children’s progress in the acquisition and use of knowledge and skills, positive emotional skills and the use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs.
Child Outcomes Summary Form (link to word document, “COS-Form”)
COS Reference Guide (underlined portion should link to http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Special-Education/Preschool-Special-Education/Child-Outcomes-Reference-Guide-2015.pdf.aspx
COS Quality Assurance Checklist Directions https://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Special-Education/Preschool-Special-Education/COS-Checklist-Directions.pdf.aspx