Kindergarten Readiness 2018

Results from August, 2018 Kindergarten Assessment Tool:

 2015  2016  2017 ‚Äč 2018  
 number
meeting 
 number
meeting 
 number
meeting 
 number  % 
meeting
Benchmark
 233 79%   205 74%  220  77.2%  220  82.8%  13+ uppercase
 209 71%   185  66.8%  201  70.5%  198  74.8%  13+ lowercase
 152 52%   151  54.5%  155  54.4%  148  56.9%  8+ letter sounds
 152 52%   149  53.8%  147  52%  143  55.3%  All 3 benchmarks


Here are some strategies we implemented:
  • Quarterly meetings between Tilden Pre-kindergarten teachers and Hastings elementary kindergarten teachers to discuss kindergarten readiness
  • Tilden preschool targeted instruction to letter recognition
  • Hastings Community Education hosted professional development sessions throughout the 2017-2018 school year for providers related to kindergarten readiness
  • Initiated Kindergarten Readiness leadership team representing staff from District 200 Teaching and Learning, community education and leadership from non-public, center-based and home daycare/ preschool providers to develop a plan for community outreach.