Kindergarten Readiness Scores

Kindergarten screening has been used for more than 20 years to give kindergarten teachers instructional information about children who are entering kindergarten.

FLKRS stands for Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener. State law requires screening for all public school kindergarten students within the first 30 days of the school year. Kindergarten teachers use the results to help understand each child’s readiness for school and plan lessons to meet individual needs.

Note: **Per Rule 6M-8.601, F.A.C., adopted by the State Board of Education on May 16, 2018, a score of 500 or higher on the Star Early Literacy assessment administered to kindergarten students during the first 30 days of the school year indicates a student is “ready for kindergarten.” Results are based on the first assessment administered to each student.

Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS) District Results

County 2019–20 2020–21
Charlotte 47% 50%
DeSoto 28% 30%
Manatee 52% 53%
Sarasota 54% 55%
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