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Since the statewide implementation of KIDS in the fall of 2017, ISBE has posted both a spreadsheet of district-level “readiness” percentages, along with a narrative report as a guide to undersatnding the results.  Below are the annual KIDS reports, spreadsheets and any additional guidance documents and materials, sorted by year.  For questions about KIDS data and reports, please send your inquiry to .

 SY 2020 - 2021

  • KIDS...IT’S THE LAW:  
    Education and Workforce Equity Act (HB 2170): Establishes an annual state kindergarten readiness assessment in statue, as of the 2021-2022 school year.  The law also establishes an advisory committee to review, on an ongoing basis, the content and design of the assessment, the collective results of the assessment as measured against kindergarten-readiness standards, and other issues involving the assessment as identified by the committee.

    KIDS will be used to meet this state statute, which means that districts, teachers and the community are already familiar with both the tool and the requirement.
  • Fall 2020 KIDS ReportPDF Document
  • KIDS Public Report for the 2021 School Year​Excel Document

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SY 2021 KIDS data was collected across the entire school year. Data CANNOT be used to indicate students' "readiness" for kindergarten.

**Districts are listed by RCDT Code on the KIDS Public Report for the 2021 School Year.

 SY 2017 - 2018

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) today released the first-ever statewide snapshot of kindergarten readiness in Illinois. The data cap off the first year of the state’s bold effort to collect readiness data for all kindergarteners in the state.

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