TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The United Way of the Wabash Valley’s “Success By 6” Impact Council wants to help students succeed in school. It looked at how ready kids are to start kindergarten.

The council randomly sampled 96 classrooms across seven school corporations including some in Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties and Casey-Westfield and Marshall in Illinois.

The assessment criteria ranged from a child’s ability to grasp and use crayons, markers and pencils to identifying at least 13 letters by name. Based on a 100 point scale, the assessment found students averaged a readiness of almost 75.81 points.

The study was conducted over 3 years. You can see it for yourself by clicking here.