In recognition of the "P" in P-20, an early learning post:
Many (most?) states provide funding for early learning programs, but I'm not certain how many states require all state-funded programs to undergo annual evaluation aligned with nationally recognized measures. Arkansas legislation enacted this session does just that.
Arkansas S.B. 337 directs the division of child care and early childhood education to assess each state-funded early childhood program based on nationally recognized standards and assessments that may include:
(1) Curriculum and learning environment
(2) Staff training and education
(3) Adult-to-child ratios
(4) Student assessments
(5) Health and safety conditions
(6) Family involvement
(7) Site visits.
A summary of the results of these assessments must be provided to the governor and house and senate education leadership.