Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program


The Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP) builds a more comprehensive understanding of school readiness and success. For more details about the initiative, view the VKRP Snapshot and visit the VKRP website.

Coordinated Assessments

VKRP measures math, self-regulation and social skills to complement Virginia's statewide assessment of literacy skills using Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS).

Reporting System

Detailed reports of students' skills (student, classroom, school and division levels) can be used by teachers, families, principals, school leaders and others.

Instructional Resources

VKRP includes online and in-person trainings, skill and strategy guides and activities to support student learning.

VKRP was mandated by the Virginia General Assembly (HB5002, Item 128, H.) to reach full statewide implementation by the 2019-20 school year.

Project Status: Fall 2013 – Fall 2020

Funding Source: Virginia Department of Education

Principal Investigators: Amanda Williford (PI), Jessica Whittaker (Co-PI)