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Kindergarten readiness in Kentucky

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Definition and Source



Percent of all screened incoming Kindergarteners who meet readiness to learn standards based on adaptive, cognitive, motor, communication, and social-emotional skills.

Data Source

Kentucky Department of Education.


The Kentucky Department of Education chose the BRIGANCE Kindergarten Screen as the assessment tool utilized to make the readiness determination. BRIGANCE scores are not used to determine school eligibility. In Kentucky, all children who meet the legal age requirement are entitled to enter public school.

* Data point was suppressed by the source.

 Updated 11/16/2022

Last Updated

November 2022