This free online Kindergarten Readiness Test is designed to be completed by parents and caregivers getting their children ready for school. The test consists of approximately 45 questions covering the five domains of kindergarten readiness and concludes with overall recommendations and suggestions for your child.


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Kindergarten Readiness Test

Select the answer that most accurately describes your child's abilities.


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Can hold and use a pencil

Can cut with scissors

Uses a spoon and fork properly

Can manage bathroom needs without assistance

Can dress him or herself (jacket, shoes, socks, buttons, zippers)

Can share with others

Can take turns with others


Speaks in complete sentences

Speech is understandable to adults

Can make simple choices

Initiates own leisure time activities

Treats others in a respectful manner

Finishes one activity before starting another

Can work independently


Uses descriptive words in sentences (big, small, good, bad)

Can sit through an age-appropriate story

Can recognize and repeat a simple patterning sequence (ABABAB)

Can catch a medium-sized ball

Able to stand on one foot

Able to hop on one foot

Climbs stairs with alternating feet


Can draw a circle, a square, triangle

Draws people with 5 body parts (a head, 2 arms and 2 legs)

Can retell a simple story

Understands basic concepts of time (morning, afternoon, night time)

Can follow one-step directions

Can follow two-step directions

Recognizes rhyming words and is able to generate words that rhyme with another


Identifies the letters A to Z (uppercase)

Identifies the letters a to z (lowercase)

Knows the sounds of most of the letters of the alphabet

Can recite the letters of alphabet in order

Tells full name when asked

Recognizes first name by sight

Can orally spell first name


Knows and recognizes 8 basic colors (red, blue, yellow, green, orange, black, brown, purple)

Knows and recognizes basic shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle)

Distinguishes between left and right

Can recognize groups of 2, 3, 4, and 5 items


Able to visually identify numbers from 1 to

Can orally count to

Can write the numbers (in order) from 1 to

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Does your child currently attend kindergarten?

Which learning resources do you currently use with your child

What do you believe are the best ways to prepare your child for kindergarten

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