How ready for kindergarten are kids in your community?

A Learn to Earn Dayton report showed 34.9 percent of children taking the Ohio Kindergarten Readiness Assessment in school districts in Montgomery County in 2016-17 showed readiness. That is down from 37.7 percent a year earlier despite efforts to boost the scores. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF
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A Learn to Earn Dayton report showed 34.9 percent of children taking the Ohio Kindergarten Readiness Assessment in school districts in Montgomery County in 2016-17 showed readiness. That is down from 37.7 percent a year earlier despite efforts to boost the scores. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF

Credit: Chris Stewart

Credit: Chris Stewart

Montgomery County children preparing for school slipped in their kindergarten readiness, a new study showed.

The Learn to Earn Dayton report showed 34.9 percent of children taking the Ohio Kindergarten Readiness Assessment in school districts in Montgomery County in 2016-17 showed readiness. That is down from 37.7 percent a year earlier and despite efforts to boost the scores.

How did students fare by areas around the county?

Local kids less kindergarten-ready

This chart shows what percentage of children enrolling in kindergarten in Montgomery County school districts earned a score that "demonstrates readiness" on the state's Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. Scores declined in 12 of 16 districts in 2016-17.
District2015-162016-17
Miamisburg60.8%57.1%
Centerville39.9%56.7%
Valley View54.5%55.2%
Vandalia-Butler47.6%47.8%
Oakwood53.6%45.7%
Brookville53.0%43.0%
Kettering39.7%40.6%
Northmont55.3%39.9%
Huber Heights42.0%37.2%
Mad River37.4%34.8%
New Lebanon42.4%31.7%
Northridge39.0%30.9%
West Carrollton27.9%20.5%
Dayton20.5%20.2%
Trotwood-Madison26.5%16.8%
Jefferson Twp.15.8%2.6%
SOURCE: Learn to Earn Dayton

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