Table 5.2. Early childhood education standards, school readiness definitions, assessments, and programs for children not meeting expectations, by state: 201213

State State has early-learning standards aligned with elementary-grade academic standards State has formal definition of school readiness State requires districts to assess readiness of entering students State has programs for children not meeting school-readiness expectations
United States1 47 26 22 28
Alabama Yes Yes No Yes
Alaska Yes No Yes No
Arizona Yes No No No
Arkansas Yes Yes Yes Yes
California Yes Yes No No
Colorado Yes Yes No Yes
Connecticut Yes No Yes No
Delaware Yes No No No
District of Columbia Yes Yes No No
Florida Yes Yes Yes Yes
Georgia Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hawaii No Yes No Yes
Idaho Yes No No No
Illinois Yes No No Yes
Indiana Yes Yes No Yes
Iowa Yes No Yes No
Kansas Yes Yes No Yes
Kentucky Yes Yes No Yes
Louisiana Yes Yes Yes Yes
Maine Yes Yes Yes No
Maryland Yes Yes Yes Yes
Massachusetts Yes No No No
Michigan Yes No No Yes
Minnesota Yes No No Yes
Mississippi Yes Yes No Yes
Missouri Yes Yes No No
Montana No No No No
Nebraska Yes No No No
Nevada Yes No No No
New Hampshire Yes Yes No No
New Jersey Yes No No Yes
New Mexico Yes Yes Yes Yes
New York Yes No Yes Yes
North Carolina Yes Yes No Yes
North Dakota No No Yes No
Ohio Yes Yes Yes No
Oklahoma Yes No Yes No
Oregon Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pennsylvania Yes No No Yes
Rhode Island Yes No Yes Yes
South Carolina Yes No No No
South Dakota No No No No
Tennessee Yes No Yes Yes
Texas Yes Yes Yes No
Utah Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vermont Yes No No Yes
Virginia Yes Yes Yes Yes
Washington Yes No No No
West Virginia Yes Yes No Yes
Wisconsin Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wyoming Yes No Yes No
1 National total reflects the number of "Yes" responses for the column.
SOURCE: Quality Counts 2013: Code of Conduct, Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, Education Week, 2013. Data Source.