This report tells the story of the National School Readiness Indicators Initiative, a 17-state effort that produced a master list of critical school readiness measures. It also shares what participating states learned about using these indicators to inform policies and help kids succeed.

February 3, 2005

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Why school readiness is important.

  2. 2

    An introduction to the National School Readiness Indicators Initiative.

  3. 3

    The five domains of school readiness.

  4. 4

    Lessons learned from the initiative.

Key Takeaway

Introducing the National School Readiness Indicators Initiative

The National School Readiness Indicators Initiative — a 17-state project — established school readiness indicators for kids ages 0 to 8. The goal? Enable states to make informed policy decisions that enhance school readiness and also to track progress in meeting key goals for young children. 

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