Study: Rockford students better prepared for kindergarten than other area schools

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Incoming kindergarten students in the Rockford Public Schools are better prepared for school than those in Belvidere, Harlem, and Freeport, a new study shows.

A new study was released Monday by the Illinois State Board of Education.

The data was collected using the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS).

According to the survey, Rockford Public School students are aligned with the state average in social-emotional development, but behind the state average in language, literacy and math.

However, they are higher in each developmental area than peers from Belvidere, Harlem and Freeport school districts, the study says.

The full report can be found here.

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