“Although we only have one year of comparison data, there is a clear correlation between kindergarten assessment and third-grade assessment results,” said Miriam Calderon, head of the Early Learning Division in the Oregon Department of Education, in a statement. According to the report, students who knew more letters and numbers in kindergarten did better on third-grade tests, key indicators of future academic success.
ODE released the 2017-18 kindergarten assessment results Thursday. The tests are given each fall to entering students to check foundational knowledge in math, literacy and personal skills. Oregon’s regional Early Learning Hubs use the data to target investments in education and services.