MSC Board approved 12/21/21
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment - The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment is a tool used to get to know your child at the
start of kindergarten. The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment is administered to all kindergarteners enrolled in South Carolina public schools. It measures your child’s knowledge and abilities in four areas: social skills, language and literacy, mathematics,
and physical well-being and motor development. Teachers have 45 instructional days to administer all parts of the test. Once completed, teachers will share information about your child’s performance. On the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, there are three ways for your child to show what he or she knows and is able to do.
1. Selecting an answer to a question.
2. Performing a requested task.
3. Being observed by the teacher during school or at recess.
Your child’s kindergarten teacher will be glad to answer any questions you have about
the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment and how you can support your child’s growth
and development throughout the kindergarten year.