Early Entrance Evaluations

The decision to admit a child to kindergarten as an early entrant is an extremely important one which will have ramifications for the rest of a child's life. Reflecting the importance of this decision, the Shaker Heights City Schools have revised the Early Entrance Evaluation process.

For those children who do not meet the age requirements (five by September 30) established by the Ohio Department of Education, but will be five years of age on or before January 1, (inclusive) of any school year, a multi-step evaluation is administered annually in June (specific dates are determined prior to testing) by qualified school personnel. This research-based evaluation is currently the only one approved by the Ohio Department of Education.

The Early Entrance Evaluation application process for the 2019-2020 school year will begin April 8, 2019. Applications for this session will be accepted up until May 10, 2019. Testing sessions will be scheduled to take place June 10-12, 2019. Children must be registered with the Registration Office before the initial application for testing is made. Applications and required forms are available from the Registration Office.

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