This message contains important updates for Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised Assessment Data Managers and Administrators.
Ready for Kindergarten Online (KReady) System New Administration Interface
A new administration interface and dashboard within the KReady system was released on May 11. Users that have the data manager, district administrator, or school administrator role within the system will now see the new interface after clicking on the ‘Administration’ link. The purpose of the new interface was to update the code for this part of the system so it is working off of the most up-to-date technology and to give the interface a new look and design. The new interface has the same functionality as the previous interface. The data manager/administrator support manual has been updated to reflect the new administration interface.
If you experience an issue with the new administration interface, click on the ‘Legacy Mode’ button to switch back to the previous interface. Please report the issue to the Help Desk by calling 844-K12-OHIO (844-512-6446) or submit a ticket at www.ohio-k12.help so it can be fixed.
Data Managers and Building Administrators are encouraged to download available reports from KReady and save them locally by June 17. No user can generate a report from a previous year. Reports that have been generated this year by data managers and administrators will be archived in the system and will be available at the user level next school year. Reports generated by teachers will not be available after June 17. For additional information, visit Accessing the Archive on Ohio K-12 Help.
Ready for Kindergarten Online (KReady) System Update
The Ready for Kindergarten Online (KReady) system will have intermittent downtime for server updates and annual data archive from June 18 – 30. Data managers, administrators and teachers will not be able to generate any reports for either the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised (KRA-R) or the Early Learning Assessment (ELA) during that time. The KReady system will open for the next school year on July 1.
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised (KRA-R) New Administration Timeline
The administration window for the Kindergarten Reading Assessment Revised is not earlier than the first day of July of the school year and not later than the twentieth day of instruction of that school year. The Ready for Kindergarten Online (KReady) system will open on July 1 and remain open through November 1 to accommodate differences in district schedules. November 1st is the deadline for teachers to enter data in the Ready for Kindergarten Online (KReady) system. After the KReady system closes on November 1 at 11:59 p.m., data managers will have until November 9th at 11:59 p.m. to clean up transfer requests.
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised (KRA-R) Administration Materials
Please ensure your current KRA-R administration materials are securely stored as they will be used again for the fall 2022administration. If your school or district needs additional administration materials for next school year, please complete the 2022 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Revised Item Kit Order Form available on the KRA for Administrators webpage.
Tests are secure materials. The administration materials for the 50-item KRA used in previous years should be destroyed because they are no longer in use. Please complete this Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Document of Secure Test Destruction to report destroyed kits.
Ready for Kindergarten Online (KReady) System Teacher Accounts
Each teacher who needs trained in the KRA-R must have an individual account in the Ready for Kindergarten Online system (KReady) to participate in the training. New teachers might be reaching out to data managers this summer for help in getting their accounts set up. As you become aware of new hires who will be responsible for administering the KRA-R to kindergarten students please be sure to set them up with a KReady account for your school or district.
The summer and fall training schedule will be released by the end of the month. It will be posted on the KRA website and sent via emailnewsletter.
For help with the KReady system go to www.ohio-k12.help or call 844-K12-OHIO (844-512-6446) to submit a ticket for technical assistance.
For policy questions, please contact KRAHelp@education.ohio.gov.