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CAP Tulsa and its school partners are measuring school readiness in kindergarten classes around Oklahoma so programs and services for young children can focus on better preparing them for success in school and beyond. Our results let us look for risks in multiple areas—from cognitive and language development to social-emotional and physical well-being—so communities and stakeholders can develop and implement plans for helping children where they are vulnerable. Then we can go back to measure again and see if our actions have improved our children’s readiness for school.
Risk to Ready helps communities understand where children are either at risk or ready for school on multiple domains, from cognitive and language development to social-emotional and physical well-being.
Armed with this information, communities and stakeholders can develop and implement plans for helping children where they are at risk. This interactive map allows users to compare risk and readiness across neighborhoods by overall risk level and by individual domain.
Risk to Ready is part of Transforming Early Childhood Community Systems (TECCS). TECCS is a national network of communities that are committed to using information about young children to build better systems that support children’s healthy development and school success. TECCS is led by the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities and United Way Worldwide. The TECCS Fact Sheet describes how participating communities are working to transform the early years in their communities.
The TECCS website lists the participating communities, describes the project, and has key research supporting this approach.
The Early Development Instrument (EDI) lets schools and communities know how ready children are for school success. Just as important, it shows how many children are at risk and the areas where they need support. It shows results by where children live, so we can help improve neighborhood and community systems to better support our children.
The EDI measures all five areas of child development, not just letters and numbers. It gives results for populations (for example, all the children in a school, all the children in a neighborhood), not individuals. The EDI Fact Sheet describes the EDI and how schools use it to start a community discussion about school readiness. The overview of EDI domains and sub-domains shows in detail what the EDI measures and how it defines children who are at risk and those who are ready.
The EDI has been in use since 1998 in several countries around the world. Research has documented the instrument is reliable and that it measures school readiness effectively. Here’s an overview of the key research findings about the EDI.
Schools might be particularly interested in this research, which shows how the EDI is a powerful predictor of later school results.
Click on a domain on the right-hand side to see the percentage of children at risk on that domain in each neighborhood. Darker shading means a greater number of children are at risk.
Click on a neighborhood to see the proportion of children at risk, somewhat ready, or very ready by domain and sub-domain.
Click the "information" button for definitions and sub-domain data. Domains categorize children based on how they compare to a national normative sample. Sub-domains categorize children based on how they compare to a criterion-referenced cutoff determined by research experts.
You may also enter an address to see results for that neighborhood.
Generate a PDF report for a neighborhood, or all neighborhoods from a specific domain and area.