PLE kindergarten students and their teachers are proud to share with the community the results of their Kindergarten Readiness Assessment for the 2018-2019 school year. The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment evaluates skills such as the ability to recognize letters, match letters to their sounds, and recognize that print flows from left to right. Poplarville students scored an average of 504 at the beginning of the school year and ended the year with an average of 726, a gain of 222 points.
To provide perspective, it is helpful to note that a score of 530 or higher at the start of kindergarten has been identified as “Kindergarten Ready.” As was mentioned before, Poplarville’s 5-year-olds scored an average of 504. The target end-of-year score for kindergarten is 681. A kindergartener’s spring scale score of 681 places a student on a trajectory to meet end–of–grade 3 reading expectations. A score in the range of 675-774 categorizes a student as a transitional reader.