The Texas Education Agency (TEA), in partnership with Regional Education Service Center (ESC) 17, thanks APISD for participation in the Kindergarten Readiness System (KRS). The KRS is the state’s school readiness certification system authorized by TEC §29.161 that evaluates the effectiveness of prekindergarten, Head Start, and licensed child care programs in preparing children for kindergarten.
Providers participating in the 2010-2011 Prekindergarten Early Start (PKES) grant and Texas School Ready! programs were required to report data to the school readiness certification system. The KRS used this data and public school data resulting from each student’s reading diagnostic instrument administered at the beginning of the child’s 2011 kindergarten year. The analysis determined the impact each preschool program had on improving student learning regardless of the characteristics of its student population or the specific literacy instrument used in kindergarten.