What does it mean to be ready for school?

A child’s readiness for kindergarten includes both academic and social-emotional skills developed at home, school, and in their community.

The Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP) gives schools, teachers and families a complete picture of school readiness in 4 key areas: Mathematics, Literacy, Self-Regulation, and Social Skills.

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VKRP provides actionable data that educators can use to support Virginia’s children statewide.

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44% of Virginia children start kindergarten unprepared in at least 1 of these 4 key areas.

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A look at how the assessments, reports, and instructional resources work together.

Get to Know VKRP

The Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP) is a statewide initiative focused on building a more comprehensive understanding of school readiness and success.

VKRP is a multi-dimensional measure that partners with PALS to also include a focus on mathematics, social skills, and self-regulation.