Redshirting in kindergarten is a controversial topic, and is one that comes with logical pros and cons on both sides of the fence. We’re bringing you a comprehensive guide to help you make the best decision for your child. Redshirting: a growing trend. Waiting a year to send a child to kindergarten used to be relatively rare. Free literacy assessments! I am always asked how I track comprehension. I use the DRA2 kit. On my Expectations By Grade Level page, the expectations are based on the DRA2 standards. Ask your district to purchase you a kit! :) The DRA2 assesses oral reading as well as comprehension!
Table 1. Early Learning Collaborative Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Results Aggregate Scale Score Analysis Spring 2016 Spring 2017 Spring 2018 End of Year K-Readiness Benchmark Score 498 498 498 Scale Score Average 555 585 573 Students Scoring At or Above 498 1,038 71.39% 1,066 77.87% 1,478 75.60%
A total of 1,719 (93.3%) of the students had complete data (Kindergarten, N = 511 [96.2%]; Grade 1, N = 363 [97.6%]; Grade 2, N = 438 [92.6%]; and Grade 3, N = 407 [87.3%]). Since DIBELS 6th Edition ORF is not administered to kindergarten students, only grades 1-3 results were used in the ˜nal linking analyses.