Menu Close

Recent early education news and updates

In the News

Group proposes more assessments for Va. kindergartners


January 11, 2015
Assessment
Moriah Balingit
Washington Post

A University of Virginia report published last week found that about a third of Virginia youngsters rated poorly on kindergarten readiness and argued that more assessments are needed for young students to identify where they fall short. They found a third of students fell short of benchmarks in at least one area. In 40 percent of classrooms, 40 percent of children were rated “not ready” in one area. The report does not disclose which districts participated, but said the students in the study were representative of the state’s kindergartners.