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Rojas Natalia M., Morris Pamela A., Balaraman Amudha, October-December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Achieving high-quality preschool at scale is challenging; to do so likely entails a combination of program standards, teacher qualifications and compensation, on-site quality monitoring, and professional development (PD). This study aims to examine…
Jenkins Jade Marcus, Watts Tyler W., Magnuson Katherine A., Gershoff Elizabeth, Clements Douglas H., Sarama Julie, Duncan Greg J., July-September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Prior research shows that short-term effects from preschool may disappear, but little research has considered which environmental conditions might sustain academic advantages from preschool into elementary school. Using secondary data from two…
Watts Tyler W., Duncan Greg J., Clements Douglas H., Sarama Julie, March/April 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current study estimated the causal links between preschool mathematics learning and late elementary school mathematics achievement using variation in treatment assignment to an early mathematics intervention as an instrument for preschool…
Mattera Shira K., Jacob Robin T., Morris Pamela A., March, 2018
Reports & Papers
The current report is designed to explore the impact of these two programs (Making Pre-K Count and High 5s) on children's math skills, language skills, executive function, and attitudes toward math at the end of kindergarten (see Chapter 3 for more…
Schenke Katerina, Nguyen Tutrang, Watts Tyler W., Sarama Julie, Clements Douglas H., August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We examined whether African American students differentially responded to dimensions of the observed classroom-learning environment compared with non-African American students. Further, we examined whether these dimensions of the classroom mediated…
Gropen Jess, Kook Janna Fuccillo, Hoisington Cindy, Clark-Chiarelli Nancy, July, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Young children are able to benefit from early science teaching but many preschool teachers have not had opportunities to deepen their own understanding of science or to develop their pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in relation to specific…
Mattera Shira K., Morris Pamela A., February, 2017
Reports & Papers
The Making Pre-K Count and High 5s studies test two math programs to examine whether it is possible to improve children's early math abilities, and whether improvements in this "linchpin" outcome lead to impacts on children's other short- and longer…
Watts Tyler W., Clements Douglas H., Sarama Julie, Wolfe Christopher B., Spitler Mary Elaine, Bailey Drew H., January-March 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early educational intervention effects typically fade in the years following treatment, and few studies have investigated why achievement impacts diminish over time. The current study tested the effects of a preschool mathematics intervention on two…
Morris Pamela A., Mattera Shira K., Maier Michelle F., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
The Making Pre-K Count study addresses whether strengthening prekindergarten (pre-K) instruction in math, hypothesized to be a "linchpin" skill in children's development, can improve children's short- and longer-term learning. Specifically, the…
Alade Fashina, Lauricella Alexis R., Beaudoin-Ryan Leanne, Wartella Ellen, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
American students rank well below international peers in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Early exposure to STEM-related concepts is critical to later academic achievement. Given the rise of tablet-…
Jenkins Jade Marcus, Watts Tyler W., Magnuson Katherine A., Gershoff Elizabeth, Clements Douglas H., Sarama Julie, Duncan Greg J., March, 2016
Reports & Papers
Prior research shows that short-term treatment effects from preschool may disappear, but little research has considered which environmental conditions might sustain the academic advantages from preschool into elementary school. Using two random-…
Keefe-Cooperman Kathleen, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Preschoolers' integrated technology usage was examined related to cognitive and visual spatial functioning. The participants consisted of 492 typically developing preschool children. Parent/caregiver reports of children's television viewing and…
Pasnik Shelley, Hupert Naomi, Silander Megan, Moorthy Savitha, Llorente Carlin, Dominguez Ximena, November, 2015
Reports & Papers
The study presented here addresses the question of how time spent viewing and playing with PBS KIDS educational, non-commercial media can benefit young children's learning, especially those growing up in lower-income communities, who typically have…
Kearney Erin, Barbour Amanda, September, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
With early childhood foreign language programs on the rise worldwide, this study is guided by the question of what young participants are learning about language, linguistic diversity and language education itself through their initial experiences…
MCG (Michael Cohen Group, LLC), 03 August, 2015
Reports & Papers
The overall research objective of this study is to evaluate the educational effectiveness of two Pocoyo PlayGrounds in supporting early literacy learning and vocabulary acquisition among 3- to 5-year old children. The specific objectives are to…