School Readiness Assessment

Preparing for the School Year - Transition Summer Camps

Preparing for the School Year - Transition Summer Camps

In partnership with First 5 Sacramento, earlier this year ASR analyzed the impact of transition summer camps on school readiness outcomes and found several key takeaways including that camps are serving those children with greater readiness needs than peers and that caregivers exposed to the program showed greater engagement levels in kindergarten preparation activities such as attending a parent orientation.

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First 5 California's 2018 Child Health, Education and Care Summit

First 5 California's 2018 Child Health, Education and Care Summit

ASR attended and presented, along with local First 5 experts, at First 5 California's 2018 Child Health, Education, and Care Summit from April 10-12, 2018 in Los Angeles. Read summaries of the topics covered and check out the PowerPoint presentations >>

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An Introduction to School Readiness

An Introduction to School Readiness

This blog post is the first of a four-part series about School Readiness.

According to many scholars and educators, school readiness is multifaceted and means that children are ready for school, families and communities are ready to support children’s growth and development, and schools are ready to accept children into their classrooms.

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More Low-Income Kindergarten Students in East San Jose Elementary School are on Track for School Success

Silicon Valley has some of the wealthiest families living in the Bay Area region, and some of the poorest. The Mayfair neighborhood in east San Jose has more than 20,000 residents, the majority of whom are very low-income. Somos Mayfair, a neighborhood organization, commissioned ASR to conduct two school readiness assessments of entering kindergarten students at Cesar Chavez Elementary School, one in 2011 and most recently in 2012.

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47,000!

ASR has been helping to assess children’s readiness for kindergarten for over a decade, and we are delighted to announce that our ©Kindergarten Observation Form has been used in over 47,000 assessments throughout counties in California, Illinois and Arizona.

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