The Florida Legislature
OPPAGA script logo
Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability

School Readiness Coalitions’ Progress Varies in Implementing the Program Over Two Years, Report No. 03-75, December 2003
 
Full report in PDF format

Reviews of School Districts
School Readiness Overview


  • Local school readiness coalitions have made substantial progress implementing the school readiness program over the past two years.  Most coalitions (37 of 50) have made mixed progress in addressing five essential elements of the program, making more progress on some elements than others.  Nine coalitions have made significant progress in addressing all five of the program elements.  Conversely, four coalitions have made minimal overall progress.
  • Overall, coalitions have made the most progress in coordinating eligibility determination and service intake processes to establish a single point of entry.  Coalitions have made the least progress in ensuring that providers use a developmentally appropriate curriculum; many coalitions believe that they lack the authority to mandate that providers use a developmentally appropriate curriculum, which may partially account for the weak performance in this area.  In addition, coalitions have strengthened oversight at the local level and have, in some instances, reduced costs and improved services.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 02-07 Program Review: School Readiness Program’s Potential Not Realized With Critical Issues Unresolved, published in January 2002.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Early Learning Programs

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 06-60 Progress Report: School Readiness Guidance and Communication Improve; Fiscal Issues, Evaluation Need Attention, published in August 2006.
  • Report No. 04-06 Program Review:  School Readiness Program’s Potential Is Beginning to Be Realized, But Is Hindered by Partnership Guidance Issues, published in January 2004.
  • Report No. 02-61 Progress Report: Child Care Program Implements Recommendations to Improve Licensing and Enforcement Activities, published in November 2002.
  • Report No. 02-07 Program Review: School Readiness Program’s Potential Not Realized With Critical Issues Unresolved, published in January 2002.
  • Report No. 00-16 Justification Review: Child Care Program Florida Department of Children and Families, published in November 2000.
  • Report No. 98-38 Follow-up Review of Early Education and Child Care Programs, published in January 1999.
  • Report No. 94-27 Review of Early Education and Child Care Programs: A Fourteen-County Perspective, published in January 1995.
  • Report No. 94-25 Performance Review of the Early Education and Child Care Programs Administered by the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, published in December 1994.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
e-mail address: oppaga@oppaga.fl.gov


Reports  |  Home