ERIC Number: ED327298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Efficacy and Appropriateness of the Commonwealth's Present Entrance Age Requirements for Kindergarten Attendance. Report of the Board of Education to the Governor and the General Assembly of Virginia. House Document No. 20.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
In response to Virginia's House Joint Resolution 436, the State's Department of Education recommends that: (1) the present entrance age be maintained until 1995, when voluntary programs for at-risk 4-year-olds become available; (2) the discretionary period (October 31-December 31) be discontinued when voluntary programs for at-risk 4-year-olds become available; (3) all kindergarten programs become developmental programs that recognize varying patterns and rates of individual development; and (4) junior kindergarten and transitional first grade programs be replaced in the next 5 years with developmental kindergarten programs. This report supports these recommendations. The report reviews the history of entrance age studies, considers issues related to present entrance age practices, and explores implications of these practices. (RH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Identifiers: Junior Kindergartens; Virginia