Kindergarten 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.

Once registered, a parent/guardian completes the early entrance to kindergarten referral and submits it to the principal of the child’s assigned school. The Early Entrance to Kindergarten referral process for the 2019-2020 school year will begin April 1, 2019 and close on June 20, 2019.  For all referrals submitted by May 10, 2019, screening will be completed by June 12, 2019.  Screening for referrals submitted between May 11, 2019 - June 20, 2019 will be completed between August 9, 2019 and August 14, 2019.

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