Fall 2020 Data

  • 44% of Virginia’s children entered kindergarten not ready (VKRP 2019).
  • More children are entering kindergarten without key readiness skills in literacy, math, social skills and self-regulation (VKRP 2020).
  • More black and brown children entered kindergarten without the skills they need to be successful academically and socially.
  • More kindergarten and first grade students started the school year at high risk of reading failure compared to last year (PALS, Fall 2020).
  • Black, Hispanic, English learners (EL) and children from economically disadvantaged homes were at greater risk of reading failure (PALS, Fall 2019 to Fall 2020).
  • The increased number of kindergarten and first grade students starting the school year at high risk for reading failure is a threat to third grade reading outcomes for years to come (UVA COVID-19 Research Brief, Fall 2020).
  • Click to learn more about The Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program.


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