KINDERGARTEN READINESS TEST
A child who listens:
• To directions without interrupting;
• To stories and poems for five to ten minutes without
A child who hears:
• Words that rhyme;
• Words that begin with the same sound or different sounds.
A child who sees:
• Likenesses and differences in pictures and designs;
• Letters and words that match.
A child who understands:
• The relationship inherent in such words as up and down, top
and bottom,over and under, little and big;
• The classification of words that represent people, places, and
A child who speaks clearly and can:
• Stay on the topic in class discussions;
• Retell a story or poem in correct sequence;
• Tell a story or relate an experience of his/her own.
A child who thinks and can:
• Give the main idea of a story;
• Give unique ideas and important details;
• Give reasons for his/her opinions.
A child who adjusts:
• To changes in routine and to new situations without
• To opposition or defeat without crying or sulking;
• To the necessity of asking for help when needed.
A child who obeys:
• Classroom rules as established by the teacher;
• Safety rules on playground and school bus;
• Fire drill rules quickly and quietly.
A child who plays:
• Cooperatively with other children;
• Shares, takes turns, and assumes a share of group
• Can run, jump, skip, and bounce a ball with comparative
A child who works:
• Without being easily distracted;
• And follows directions;
• And completes each task;
• And takes pride in his/her work.