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Assessment finds half of kindergartners in Kentucky not ready for school
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, January 31, 2014 3:33 PM EST
A new report says about half of kindergartners in Kentucky aren't prepared to master essential skills in school.
Kindergartners across the state were given the Brigance screener, which includes tasks such as reciting the alphabet and counting to 30.
Gov. Steve Beshear, who supports expanding early childhood education, said the results are disappointing but not surprising.
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says the data can be used to help close achievement gaps.