DAYTON, OHIO. NOVEMBER 6, 2019 – Children who attended local Preschool Promise-affiliated programs scored significantly higher in kindergarten readiness than their non-attending peers, according to state data recently analyzed by the preschool group.

Ohio Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) data is released on a one-year lag, with fall 2018 scores coming out a month ago. Preschool Promise Executive Director Robyn Lightcap said 33 percent of 2017-18 Preschool Promise students who then took the fall 2018 KRA in Dayton Public Schools scored in the highest band — demonstrating readiness. In comparison, only 21 percent of non-Preschool Promise students in that DPS kindergarten class scored in that band. Read more.