What are states required to do with the results of the KEA?

State Kindergarten-Through-Third-Grade Policies

What are states required to do with the results of the KEA?

June 2018


This information was collected from state statutes, rules and regulations. A profile was sent to each state for review and modification, as needed.
 

What are states required to do with the results of the KEA? Citations
Alabama Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Alaska Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Arizona Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Arkansas Results of the kindergarten readiness assessment must be provided to the student's parents. Ark. Code Ann. § 6-16-203
California Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Colorado School readiness assessments may not be used to deny a student admission or progression to kindergarten or grade one. Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 22-7-1004
Connecticut Data on school readiness must be reported to the department of education. Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 10-500
Delaware Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
District of Columbia Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Florida Results of the kindergarten entrance assessment are used to evaluate the voluntary pre-kindergarten education program. Fla. Stat. Ann. § 1002.69
Georgia Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Hawaii Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Idaho Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Illinois Each school district shall report the results of Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) to the state board of education once each school year. Ill. Admin. Code tit. 23, § 1.420
Indiana Results are used to determine grade placement. Ind. Code Ann. § 20-33-2-7 
Iowa Assessment information must be entered into the statewide longitudinal data system. Iowa Code Ann. § 279.60 
Kansas Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Kentucky Results must be entered into the student information system within 30 days of the start of the school year and individual results must be shared with parents. Districts may use the data in the following ways: inform districts, parents and communities about readiness gaps; inform policy decisions; establish local goals for program improvement; and as part of program evaluation. Results may not be used to determine enrollment eligibility. 704 Ky. Admin. Regs. 5:070
Louisiana Results are used to measure student readiness and to plan instruction. Each public school governing authority must report assessment results to the state department of education. La. Stat. Ann. § 17:391.11
Maine Not specified in statute, rules or regulation.
Maryland The department of education must publish and disseminate aggregated assessment information to local school systems no later than November 15th each year. Md. Code Regs. 13A.08.01.02-3
Massachusetts Results may not be used for high-stakes decisions about a child's progress, their transition to kindergarten, or their ranking. Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 15D, § 12
Michigan Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Minnesota Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Mississippi Parents must be informed of their student's performance. Districts must report results to the state superintendent of education. Miss. Code. Ann. § 37-21-11
Missouri Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Montana Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Nebraska Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Nevada Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
New Hampshire Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
New Jersey Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
New Mexico The data must be reported to the department of education. The results are used to determine the placement of students at instructional level and the effectiveness of kindergarten. N.M. Admin. Code 6.30.5
N.M. Stat. Ann. § 22-13-3.2
New York Results are used to inform instruction and intervention. Parental notification containing intervention information is required N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 8, § 117.3
North Carolina The results of the kindergarten entrance assessment and developmental screening inform instructional strategies, efforts to reduce the achievement gap at kindergarten entry, and continuous improvement of the early childhood system. Assessment results are entered in the state longitudinal data system. N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 115C-83.5
North Dakota Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Ohio The assessment results cannot be used to prohibit a student from entering kindergarten. The results must be shared with the students parent or guardian as well as with the state department of education. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3301.0715
Oklahoma The results must be made available to the child's parent or legal guardian, teacher and school district administrator. Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 70, § 1210.282
Oregon The results must be included in the state longitudinal data system. Or. Admin. R. 581-022-2130
Pennsylvania Not specified in statute, rules or regulations. 22 Pa. Code § 4.20
22 Pa. Code § 4.21
22 Pa. Code § 4.52
Rhode Island The results are used to determine if the student is educationally ready in instruction in literacy, writing, speaking, listening, or mathematics. 16 R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 16-67-2
South Carolina Results are used to inform instructional strategies and developmental activities. The results must be reported to parents or guardians and the Read to Succeed Office. S.C. Code Ann. § 59-155-150
South Dakota Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Tennessee Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Texas Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Utah Teachers may use the assessment results to identify student needs and develop an instructional program. Based on the results, the school must provide the student's parent or guardian with appropriate resources to assist them in developing the student's literacy at home. The Superintendent or local education agency may use the assessment results to: identify the need for intervention and promote differentiated instruction, evaluate the effectiveness of programs, evaluate the impact of full-day kindergarten on at-risk students, and in identifying effective instructional practices or strategies for improving student achievement. Utah Code Ann. § 53A-3-402.9
Utah Admin. Code r. R277-489-4
Vermont Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Virginia The results of the reading test shall be used to determine if a student requires reading intervention. The results of the assessments must be reported to the Department of Education annually. Va. Code Ann. § 22.1-253.13:1
Washington Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills results are used to support the development of individual children and early learning providers. Results are also used to encourage parental involvement and inform instruction. The results must be reported to the superintendent and the superintendent must share the results with the director of the department of early learning. Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 28A.150.315
West Virginia Not specified in statute, rules or regulations
Wisconsin Not specified in statutes, rules or regulation.
Wyoming Each district must report reading assessment results to the department of education on an annual basis. The reading assessment results are used to determine appropriate interventions. Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 21-3-401

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