Kindergarten Readiness Testing is for parents simply trying to decide whether or not to send their child on to kindergarten or have him/her do a Transitional Kindergarten year. Testing includes measures of aptitude, visual-motor skills, reading readiness, math readiness, and emotional/behavioral functioning.
Requirements for Early Kindergarten Entry
"In compliance with North Carolina law, starting in the 2009-2010 school year students must be 5 years of age on or before August 31st to be considered for Kindergarten. Students applying for the Montessori schools Pre-K program must be 4 years of age on or before August 31st in order to be considered."
*from the CMS website.
Testing Process for Early Admissions:
Early K Testing consists of a measure of intelligence (IQ) & measures of achievement in reading & math.
1. Request an Early K appt
2. Mail in Check & Registration Form
3. Child undergoes WPPSI-IV testing. If his/her score meets or exceeds the 98th percentile, a 2nd test session is held. If not, the report is written and mailed, ending the process.
4. At the 2nd session, the child undergoes early academic reading & math testing.
5. A written report will be provided to parents within one week of the testing.
For Information and an Application for Early Admissions to a public school in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School district, please click below:Early Entry to K in CMS