A child’s first experiences in school are very important. Parents and teachers want to do everything in their power to make sure that a child experiences success.
It is obvious in many cases that a child is “ready” for Kindergarten. In some cases, though, especially if a child has their fifth birthday in summer or fall, there can be some doubt about their readiness for Kindergarten.
The below is a link to some good sources of information in helping parents make the final decision about Kindergarten enrollment. If you do have doubts, we recommend that you utilize more than one of these resources.
We are beginning a new standardized test this school year called the NWEA test. Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) is a not-for-profit organization committed to helping school districts throughout the nation improve learning for all students. NWEA partners with more than 2,200 school districts representing more than three million students. As a result of NWEA tests, educators can make informed decisions to promote your child’s academic growth.
You can visit their webiste at http://www.nwea.org/
You can visit their webiste at http://www.renlearn.com/parentspage/default.aspx