Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP) Notification
Understand your child's VKRP assessments
The Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP) is used in FCPS PreK and kindergarten classrooms. The following provides content from the division's VKRP family notification letter.
NOTIFICATION OF TESTING
Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program
Dear Parents and Guardians:
The Virginia government requires the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP) in all schools. VKRP assessments help state officials understand school readiness and student success across Virginia. VKRP results also help teachers, school leaders, and parents know how to support each child's learning and development.
VKRP assesses mathematics, behaviors, and literacy for students in PreK and Kindergarten. Students use materials to show their early math skills with the Early Mathematics Assessment System (EMAS). Teachers observe a student’s self-regulation and social skills using the Child Behavior Rating Scale (CBRS). Teachers measure literacy skills using the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) for Kindergarten or the PreK Language and Literacy Screener.
Teachers assess all PreK and Kindergarten students in fall and spring. Some Kindergarten students also take a winter literacy assessment based on their fall results. Teachers will set specific testing dates for each class.
If you have questions about VKRP assessments, please contact your child's teacher or the school's test coordinator.