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My child will begin school in a little over a year, and they will be administering the Metropolitan Kindergarten Readiness Test.

What kind of questions are asked on the Metropolitan Kindergarten Readiness Test? And how are the skills assessed?

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The answer is readily available via Google, for example here: http://college.cengage.com/education/salvia/assessment/10e/resources/salvia_test_metropolitan_readiness.pdf

From that link:

Beginning Reading

Visual Discrimination (Level I) This is a Beginning Reading subtest that assesses skill in matching individual letters, letter sequences, and words.

Beginning Consonants (Levels I and II) This is a Beginning Reading subtest that assesses skill in discriminating initial phonemes.

Sound–Letter Correspondence (Levels I and II) This is a Beginning Reading subtest that assesses skill in identifying letters that correspond to sounds.

Aural Cloze (Level II) This is a Beginning Reading subtest that assesses skill in matching the initial sound of a picture that is contextually appropriate for a sentence read by the examiner.

Story Comprehension (Levels I and II)
This subtest assesses understanding of the vocabulary and concepts of a story to which subjects listen.

Quantitative Concepts and Reasoning (Levels I and II)
This subtest assesses basic mathematical concepts (such as number–numeral and part–whole relationships) and operations (for example, addition).

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