2018-2019 VPK Preliminary Readiness Rates Released

Friday, December 13, 2019

The purpose of this email is to provide important information about the upcoming 2018-19 VPK Provider Readiness Rate process and the secure login functions for the VPK Provider Kindergarten Readiness Rate website, https://vpkrates.floridaearlylearning.com. Please note that this is a new URL for the website, however the old URL, https://vpk.fldoe.org, will point to the same website.

 

Access: all returning VPK providers will use the same OEL-ID and password as before.  If the password has expired the user will need to reset that password. All providers that are new or that our records indicate have never logged into the readiness rate site will receive an individual letter in the mail that provides their credentials for access.  Please look for that letter in the mail.

 

Once logged in, each provider should complete the following:

 

  1. Child Verification: Review the list of children who attended your program last year and ensure that the data is accurate. You may edit the name, gender or date of birth for the children who attended your 2018-19 VPK program. 

 

  1. Hours Attended: Review the hours attended for the children in your program. You can make changes to hours of attendance only when the change results in the hours of attendance being greater or less than 70 percent of the program hours. For school year programs (540 hours), 70 percent is 378 hours of attendance. For summer programs (300 hours), 70 percent is 210 hours of attendance. All changes to the hours of attendance require coalition approval.

 

  1. A provider wishing to file a dispute may do so during this period.  A dispute may be filed for any of the following reasons;

 

  • number of children served,
  • number of children screened,
  • number of children meeting substantial completion,
  • number of children included in the readiness rate calculation, or
  • a change of ownership.

 

  1. You may also use the dispute form to provide information about children who are showing as not having participated in the kindergarten screening if the provider has information about the school the child is attending kindergarten.

 

 

Provider and coalition tasks and target dates are listed below:

 

 

PROJECTED 2018-19 VPK READINESS RATE TIMELINE

(Dates shown are target dates and subject to change)

 

Week of Dec. 9-13, 2019

Preliminary readiness rates released

21-day window following Release (will not close before Jan. 13, 2020)

Provider Verification and Dispute Process open

10-day window to review verification (will not close before Jan. 22, 2020)

Coalition review period open

Jan. 22, 2020, through Jan. 31, 2020

OEL review and resolution of disputes

Last week of Jan. 2020

Final readiness rates released

 

Please feel free to contact us at 1-866-447-1159 or at vpkquestions@oel.myflorida.com.