kindergarten http://wkyufm.org en More than Half of Kentucky Kindergartners Were Unprepared to Learn Reading, Math Skills http://wkyufm.org/post/more-half-kentucky-kindergartners-were-unprepared-learn-reading-math-skills <p></p><p>A new statewide reading survey shows roughly half of Kentucky’s kindergartners entered school this year unprepared to learn the reading and math skills that are expected of them.</p><p>The survey shows 51-percent of Kentucky kindergartners who began school last fall were described as “not ready” to learn the basic reading and math skills expected of them. That means those students lacked basic literacy, match, or cognitive skills, such as knowing letters and numbers. The social and physical readiness of the students were also taken into account.</p><p>You can read more about the survey results <a href="http://education.ky.gov/comm/news/Documents/2014%201%2090%20Kindergarten%20Screen%20Revised.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Governor Steve Beshear, who has proposed expanding early childhood initiatives in the state, said the report showed how some students are at a disadvantage “from day one.”</p><p>In a statement, the Governor said too often those students who begin school academically behind their peers never catch up, and face poor grades and negative school experiences that “usually only end when they drop out or graduate from high school unprepared for college or career.” Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:40:08 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 43189 at http://wkyufm.org More than Half of Kentucky Kindergartners Were Unprepared to Learn Reading, Math Skills In Kentucky, Only 25% of Children are Prepared for Kindergarten http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-only-25-children-are-prepared-kindergarten <p>Just one in four children in the state is prepared for kindergarten, according to preliminary data presented to the Kentucky Board of <span class="inline_link">Education</span> on Tuesday. The preliminary data is showing that 24 percent to 28 percent of children are considered prepared for kindergarten, said Karen Dodd, director of strategic planning for the education department. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 18:21:10 +0000 Associated Press 20424 at http://wkyufm.org In Kentucky, Only 25% of Children are Prepared for Kindergarten