The Kindergarten Readiness Test (KRT) is intended to assist in determining a student’s readiness for beginning kindergarten.
The following eight readiness skills are assessed in the KRT:
1. Letter Recognition – measures student knowledge of the alphabet. This skill is a building block for reading readiness.
2. Visual Discrimination – discriminating using numerals, letters, and geometric designs.
3. Phonemic Awareness – assesses whether or not children are able to hear and identify phonemes by focusing on beginning sounds and rhymes.
4. Listening Comprehension – measures oral comprehension and interpretation skills.
5. Vocabulary – definitions of common words.
6. Numbers and Operations – knowledge of number meaning, numeral recognition, numerical order, and one-to-one correspondence.
7. Measurement – ability to measure length and use of picture graphs.
8. Geometric Concepts – knowledge of shapes.
If you are preparing to enroll your child in Kindergarten and are concerned about any of the aforementioned readiness skills, please don’t hesitate to reach out. These skills are very important and early identification/treatment is one of the best ways to support your early learner!