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ERIC Number: ED428866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Readiness To Learn. 1997 Kindergarten Survey Report and County Data.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
This document is comprised of two reports, the first detailing findings of a 1997 Oregon survey to determine the status of the state's current kindergarten children and their developmental readiness for school, and the second providing county data from the survey. Surveys were mailed to 1,141 public school kindergarten teachers and 245 private school kindergarten teachers to obtain teachers' views on children's physical well-being, language usage, approaches toward learning, cognitive and general knowledge, motor development, and social and emotional development. The findings indicated that 48.2 percent believed that children's readiness was about the same as 5 years ago. A total of 49 percent of kindergartners who did not attend formal preschool were identified as not meeting one or more of the readiness areas; 35.8 percent of children who did attend preschool did not meet one or more of the areas. Almost half of the males and about one third of females did not meet one or more readiness area. Over 40 percent of public school kindergartners and about 30 percent of private school kindergartners did not meet one or more of the developmental areas. About 70 percent of teachers identified "physically healthy, rested, and well nourished" as the first and most important area of readiness. Over 60 percent of teachers reported that one or more of their students were in special education. Over 40 percent of teachers reported that one or more of the children did not speak English well or at all. (KB)
Oregon Department of Education, 255 Capitol Street, N.E., Salem, OR 97310-0203; Tel: 503-378-5585; Fax: 503-373-7968; e-mail:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon