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Three out of four Illinois kids aren't ready for kindergarten. Why that's a problem.

 

August 15, 2018



Three out of four Illinois children starting kindergarten aren’t prepared. That’s according to data released Monday by the Illinois State Board of Education in conjunction with a power list of early childhood advocates who’ve spent nearly a decade lobbying for a baseline assessment.

Only 16 percent of low-income students, measured by those who qualify for free and reduced-price lunch, demonstrated readiness in the three core benchmarks: social-emotional learning, literacy, and math. But perhaps more surprising, wealthier districts reported low readiness scores, too, challenging common assumptions that tend to link richer communities with higher test scores.

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2018/08/13/three-out-of-four-illinois-kids-arent-ready-for-kindergarten/

 

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