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School Readiness Data Collection

Overview

The purpose of the Kindergarten School Readiness (KSR) data collection is to provide baseline data for measuring improvement in students' knowledge and skills over time and to collect data needed to fulfill statutory requirements for an annual legislative report.

Data reported to CDE will be from the initial fall assessment window. The initial assessment is to be completed within the first 60 calendar days of the school year as required by HB 15-1323. The collection will be open from mid-October to mid-December each year.

Announcements

The State Board of Education voted on March 11, 2020 to add named domains to the reporting requirements for CDE. This change is reflected in the File Layout and Definitions section below. This change does not change any requirements around the administration of the assessment.

Deadlines

  • Collection Open Date: October 6, 2021
  • Collection Close Date: December 2, 2021

File Layout and Definitions

2021-2022

Business Rules

2021-2022

  • Coming Soon

Trainings

KSR Data Collection Documents

Vendor-Specific Trainings:

  • North Carolina Kindergarten Entry Assessment – September 30, 2021 from 12-1pm

More information on assessment choices can be found here

Recorded Trainings

Additional Resources

  • Steps to Complete the KSR Collection (PPT) - 11/1/19

    If you need an accessible version, please email Tara Rhodes or call her at (720) 601- 4125

  • IdM/Access Management is the system used by CDE to assign data respondents to various collections. This is also how collection leads generate listservs for the various collections.
    • Note: Please make sure email addresses are correctly inputted into this system. District local access managers (LAMs) have access to update role assignments and other information within the IdM/Access Management system. Please click "Access Management" on the bottom left-hand side to access the system.
  • CDE Data Pipeline is the system by which data are submitted to CDE. Please click "Data Pipeline" on the left-hand side to access the system.

FAQs

Click here for KSR FAQs.


Contact Information

For questions about the kindergarten school readiness data collection please contact Tara Rhodes at 720-601-4125 

For questions about the kindergarten school readiness initiative please contact Megan Rogers at 720-326-2880