VPI+ comprehensive evaluation annual report: Year 1 (2015-2016)
In January 2015, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) in the Commonwealth of Virginia was awarded a federal preschool expansion grant to improve quality in existing preschool classrooms and to expand access to high-quality preschool classrooms, referred to as the Virginia Preschool Initiative Plus (VPI+). Virginia is one of only 18 states awarded a U.S. Department of Education Preschool Development Grant (PDG). Virginia is using their PDG funds to increase access to high-quality preschool in 11 school divisions in high-need communities by expanding the number of slots available and by improving existing classrooms. (Virginia uses the term "division" rather than "district".) These activities build on Virginia's existing preschool program, Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI). This report documents Year 1 implementation and impacts on child outcomes in VPI+ classrooms. (author abstract)
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