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Kindergarten Readiness Data: Improving Children's Success in School, 2009
May 01, 2009
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California does not currently gather data on students’ readiness levels upon kindergarten entry; however, at least five counties have kindergarten readiness observation projects. Their results have allowed school districts, county agencies and local nonprofit organizations to strategize how to address gaps in school readiness and to monitor counties’ success in preparing children for school at regular intervals. Building on those local endeavors, statewide data would make it possible to garner reliable information on readiness trends at the state and regional levels and inform policies that will improve school readiness throughout the state.