Kindergarten Readiness, Covington

The Covington Early Childhood Network works with Success By 6® to assess incoming kindergarten students using the Developmental Indicators for Early Learning (DIAL-3) screen.  This is the second year that Covington has administered the DIAL-3. Previously, the district was using only the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) to assess kindergarten readiness. 

The DIAL-3 assesses motor skills, concepts, and language.  The network has determined that a score of higher than 50 NCE’s (normal curve equivalency) indicates readiness for kindergarten.   


What It Tells Us:  

67 percent of children entering kindergarten were assessed as ready for school. The data has seen a 4 percentage point rise since the baseline year.  

*Cincinnati Public Schools uses the KRA-L, an Ohio mandated kindergarten assessment, and Covington and Newport School Districts use the DIAL-3 to measure readiness for school. Therefore, the results are not comparable across states.