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The new OHIO KRA is a nightmare to administer. The ONLY way it would work would be to have a sub in the room and test outside of constant distraction. OR bring in a testing team to administer test while the teacher resumes teaching. -It is ridiculously time consuming. -You are expected to test and maintain meaningful classroom activities (mind you I have 24 kids - no -help - it is the beginning of the year - many of my kiddos NEVER had a preschool experience. -the child being tested has a hard time focusing in the classroom. -It is overkill - and gives little useful information. -The test is a state money-maker at the kids expense. -I am a seasoned teacher and this test tells me zip - and I haven't found one kindergarten teacher who feels differently. -We do it because it is mandated - but not one K-teacher I know sees its value. Sum it up: Insane
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  • Froggy Im so glad to read your post, as I am feeling the same way! My kids have been assessed enough already! The KRA is terrible. I have no idea how to assess some of the observations because many of the items are not something kids do naturally!!! What is...See More
    Oct 6, 2014 report post
  • pksped I am going for training tomorrow for the latest and greatest preschool mandatory ODE testing tool. After the changes I've heard about with the KRA, I am afraid...very afraid. I'm offended that ODE says that the new KRA is to determine ...See More
    Sep 14, 2014 report post



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