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The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has released the third year of data for the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS). KIDS data collected in fall 2019 indicate that 29 percent of students entered kindergarten meeting readiness benchmarks in all three developmental areas, up from 26 percent in 2018 and 24 percent in 2017. KIDS data will be included on the Illinois Report Card for the first time this fall.

Read ISBE’s press release about how these increases in readiness have followed historic investments in early childhood in Illinois.