New assessments for kindergartners

MANSFIELD – Ohio’s kindergartners will be assessed this year under a system that state officials say will help teachers measure what the students know and design lesson plans tailored to each child’s strengths and weaknesses.

Kindergarten students In the past were assessed more narrowly on language and literacy proficiency. The new assessments test those areas. But they also test physical well-being and motor development, math, science, social studies and social skills, the Mansfield News Journal reported.