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

Under Florida Law, all kindergarten students must be tested within the first 30 days of school.The STAR Early Literacy test is designed to assess whether each kindergarten student possesses the skills he or she will need in the coming year — for example, how well they recognize sounds, letters and numbers. The results also are used to determine whether the prekindergarten programs those students attended should continue to receive state VPK funds.

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