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Friday, March 26, 2010

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The State Board of Education today set the minimum Readiness Rate for 2008-09 Voluntary Prekindergarten Program (VPK) providers. The VPK Readiness Rates measure how well a private or public VPK provider prepared four-year-olds for kindergarten. The rate, set at 138, is based on the performance of VPK graduates on the statewide kindergarten screening that consists of a subset of the Early Childhood Observation System (ECHOS™) and the first two measures of the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading (FAIR).

Parents can find out more about the performance of a specific VPK provider by visiting https://vpk.fldoe.org/Default2.aspx.

For more information about the 2008-09 VPK Readiness Rates, visit http://www.fldoe.org/board/meetings/2010_03_26/compliantvpk.pdf. (PDF, 147KB)