How unbelievably insane is Florida? Let’s start with VPK readiness rates.

From the
Times Union
Voluntary
pre-kindergarten, or VPK, readiness rates will not be issued for the 2013-14
school year, the Florida Department of Education announced last week in a memo.
The readiness rate measures how
well a VPK provider prepares 4-year-old students for kindergarten based on
state standards that describe what children should be able to know and do by
the end of the program, according to the Department of Education website.
Technology problems stopped the
state from giving the skills assessment last fall, which prevented the Office
of Early Learning from developing readiness rates, according to the memo.
Results are typically released in
the spring for the previous academic year.
As a result, the readiness status
from 2012-13 will carry over for an additional year.
First we’re giving 4 year old computer based tests, what the
%^$#!!!
Problems with technology, oh dear who could have seen that
coming, oh sorry just about everybody.
So the result from last year will just carry over. I suppose
it doesn’t matter that none of the kids I imagine are still in VPK.

No results would be better than last year’s results but the
state feels it has to hang numbers around people’s throats and apparently
accuracy doesn’t matter in the least.

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