Goal 9: On Track for School Success


Young children across North Carolina will reach their developmental goals by the time they enter Kindergarten.

2025 Target

By 2025, increase the percentage of children across North Carolina who enter kindergarten at a level typical for their age group, according to the five domains of the NCDPI Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA).*

*The KEA is administered statewide by NCDPI to all incoming kindergarten students in North Carolina public schools. It is a formative assessment administered by teachers in the classroom during the normal course of daily instruction within the first 60 days of school in order to capture the development of each child at kindergarten entry. While currently there is no public report of this assessment, state-level reporting is under consideration by NCDPI.