The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment evaluates early literacy skills, revealing students’ understanding and capabilities upon entering school. A score of 530 indicates a student can identify most letters of the alphabet and match most letters to their sounds. Students are beginning to “read” picture books and are building their vocabulary, listening skills and understanding of print. Statewide, 31.8% of the students scored 530. However, 41.8% of Franklin County Kindergarteners scored 530 or more, and the average score for Franklin County students was 517.