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Document Number: 9027

Steps Taken to Improve the VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten Education) Program; Additional Actions Needed to Increase Program Accountability - The Department of Education has taken steps to address several accountability issues identified in their 2008 report on the program. The department has increased data on screening requirements given to providers, improved data record matching, and improved the timeliness of the release of provider readiness ratings. However, the department should take added steps to strengthen program accountability by annually reporting the percentage of kindergarten students who meet all state readiness measures and by including this percentage in its provider rating methodology. (OPPAGA, November 2010)...

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