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School Year 2020-2021

Percent of students entering kindergarten "kindergarten ready"

Status Indicators:
Proceeding as Planned
 Monitoring Progress
Reviewing for Improvement
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Status Indicators: Proceeding as Planned |  Monitoring Progress | Reviewing for Improvement | Information Unavailable

Being aware of a child’s readiness to enter kindergarten provides valuable information that can help teachers develop lesson plans to meet each child’s individual needs and offer useful information to parents to supplement education outside of the classroom.

The purpose of the Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS) is to gather information about a child’s overall development and address each student’s readiness for kindergarten based on the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds. For this age group, social-emotional and executive function skills are far more important than mastering letters, numbers and shapes. Children who are ready can listen, wait their turn, communicate, and cooperate. They can hold a pencil and focus on a task. They are curious and have a foundation for critical thinking, and an eagerness to learn.

The City follows the calculation provided by Florida Department of Education and reports the average score of the 16 elementary schools located in Fort Lauderdale.

Florida Statutes requires the Florida Department of Education to adopt a statewide kindergarten screening instrument that assesses the readiness of each student for kindergarten. The Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS), must be administered to all public-school kindergarten students within the first 30 days of each school year.

http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/k-12-student-assessment/flkrs/


 

There are many external contributing factors affecting the projection to confidently determine an exact numerical target, therefore staff has elected to set the target to increase.  

In the 2021-2022 school year, the percentage of Kindergarten Ready students in the City of Fort Lauderdale decreased from 57% to 36%. The number of students who took the test has also more than doubled from the school year ending in 2021 (475) to the school year ending in 2022 (1,112) likely due to the return of in-person students after the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of students taking the test in the school year ending in 2022 is consistent with the data observed in school years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic at over 1,000 test takers. The City continues its education enhancement efforts with programs such as the Afterschool Book Explorer and Summer Enrichment Programs to help improve reading levels of students in the City.

Florida Department of Education, Florida Kindergartner Readiness Screener.

http://www.fldoe.org/accountab...

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Office of Management and Budget
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City of Fort Lauderdale
100 North Andrews Avenue | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
www.fortlauderdale.gov

Office of Management and Budget
Division of Structural Innovation
Contact: [email protected]