Developing Kindergarten Readiness and Other Large Scale Assessment Systems: Necessary Considerations in the Assessment of Young Children

Over the past few years, interest in assessing children as they enter kindergarten has gained momentum in states. The Center for Applied Research at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has developed this guidance to support states’ development and implementation of kindergarten readiness assessment systems. The guidelines included in the document are intended to inform consideration about early childhood assessments beyond the implementation of kindergarten entry assessments.