How good is your child’s preschool? A new test aims to give Floridians a better answer

How good is your child’s preschool? Does it prepare kids for kindergarten like it should? Should it continue to receive state money?

Since 2014, it’s been harder for parents and the public to tell, thanks to flaws in a state test, begun that year, that was supposed to measure the performance of schools that get money under the state’s Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program, known as VPK. State officials say they suspended the test because of “technological issues,” leaving Florida without an accurate measure of kindergarten readiness.

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