Kindergarten Readiness, Newport

The Newport Early Childhood Network works with Success By 6® to measure school readiness using the Developmental Indicators for Early Learning (DIAL-3) screen.
  
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: In the 2010-2011 school year, 72% of children were assessed as ready for school. This represents an increase of 12 percentage points since the baseline year.   *Cincinnati Public School 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.