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Early Childhood Standards

Early Childhood Standards from the State of Ohio

What should your child know when he / she has completed Kindergarten?

In Writing:

Students performing at the On Track level generally write from left to right and top to bottom. They usually print most upper- and lower-case letters correctly with appropriate spacing, and display early letter-sound spelling to convey meaning.

In Reading:

Students performing at the On Track level can name the letters of the alphabet, can provide most of the common sounds of letters and can write some of the consonant letters. These students usually can provide rhyming words; can indicate the number of syllables in words and can blend sounds into words. They have a firm knowledge of the concepts of print and typically can answer most literal questions about a story or retell most of the events in a story that is read to them.

In Math:

Students performing at the On Track level count to 10, order one-digit numbers and recognize and use numbers to describe and compare sets of fewer than 10 objects.  They can usually model simple computations by joining and separating sets of objects and can identify some coins and their values. They typically use non-standard units to measure length, identify some two-dimensional shapes, extend a simple pattern and identify the most and least of the data presented graphically.