Testing Information

Kindergarten

KRA-L (Kindergarten Readiness Assessment - Literacy)

This is an assessment from the state that must be given to kindergarten students within the first 6 weeks of school. The purpose of this assessment is to provide information about how kindergarten students are performing in the area of literacy when they first begin kindergarten. Kindergarten teachers use this assessment to individualize academic instruction for students based on their strenghts and weaknesses. Portions of this assessment are typically given at Liberty Center Elementary School at individual kindergarten assessments during the first 3 days of school. They are completed in the first few weeks of the school year.

For additional information regarding this assessment, please refer to the link below.

Ohio Department of Education KRA-L Information

First Grade

CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test)

This assessment is given in the spring of 1st grade. The testing period is spread out over 2 weeks so that students are not testing for more than 30-60 minutes on any one day. It is given primarily as a tool for gifted screening that needs to be reported to the state. Scores are used at the local level to help identify how individual students learn best in order to help maximize their educational experience.

Second Grade

ITBS (Iowa Test of Basic Skills)

This test is given in the spring of 2nd grade. The purpose for this assessment is to determine if students are performing at grade level in language arts and math. The information it provides assists teachers in planning intervention and enrichment opportunities for these students as they enter 3rd grade and prepare for the state achievement assessments in reading and math. This assessment is spread out over the course of 2 weeks to ensure that students are not testing more than 30-60 minutes on any one day.

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

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