Test Description

The KRT offers six subtests:
Phonemic Awareness
Identifying Letters
Comprehension and Interpretation
Visual Discrimination
Mathematical Knowledge

Students entering kindergarten are generally presumed ready to begin formal instruction in the development of reading, mathematics, and language skills. However, at this age students vary considerably in terms of the development of underlying competencies, which are essential for such early school learning. The fundamental purpose of the KRT is to determine the extent to which each of the underlying competencies has been developed, so that instruction can be modified to meet the needs of each student.

The KRT is designed to be administered either at the end of preschool or before the third full week of kindergarten, individually or in small groups (no more than 3 students per group.) Each student will be evaluated on six subtests which total 25–30 minutes of testing time.

KRT levels of readiness are related to national percentiles and stanines. KRT’s Class Record Sheet and Class Summary Report are used to record information about individual and group performance on each subtest and on the entire test. This information can be used for diagnostic assistance.

After the scores for the six subtests are determined, they are added together to get a total score. The total score is then matched to one of four levels of readiness.

KRT Spanish Edition

In a continued effort to assist educators in meeting their assessment needs, STS is pleased to offer the Spanish Edition of the Kindergarten Readiness Test (KRT). This edition provides a User’s Manual with student instructions in Spanish to facilitate the placement of students not yet proficient in English.

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