...Using the NEGP framework of readiness as a template, ASR and the Peninsula Partnership for Children, Youth and Families led key stakeholders through the identification of relevant and measurable readiness skills. The Kindergarten Observation Form was born, representing the core set of 20 readiness skills that reflected a range from minimum competencies, such as Performs basic self-help /self-care tasks , to higher-level skills (e.g., Recognizes letters of the alphabet).
Most children in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties enter kindergarten ready to learn. Seventy-four percent of San Mateo County and 62 percent of Santa Clara County kindergartners walk through their kindergarten doors at least on par with teacher expectations for readiness.
... only 50 percent of children in Santa Clara County meet Self-Regulation expectations?
29, 2008 Gates Foundation Awards $2 Million to Washington State School
Districts According to the foundation, fewer than 50 percent of
Washington children enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school,
while among the lowest-income classrooms in the state only 25 percent
of children are ready.