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Jacob Robin T., Erickson Anna, Mattera Shira K., March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Given these positive findings, this report describes the High 5s program in detail, noting what was needed to implement the program with fidelity. Because the High 5s program was new and developed specifically for this project, and because it set…
Jacob Robin T., Erickson Anna, Mattera Shira K., March, 2018
Executive Summary
With these positive findings as a backdrop, this report describes the High 5s program in detail, noting what was needed to implement the program with fidelity to the model. The program set out to achieve a number of goals -- it was designed to build…
Dichter Harriet, Costanza Vincent J., Rodriguez Lissette, Harshaw Kimberly, Scott Megan, 08 January, 2018
Multimedia
This webinar discusses the role of kindergarten entrance assessments in children's early learning and development, along with collaborative efforts to support both teachers and students. Panelists from New Jersey, North Carolina, and Oklahoma share…
Dichter Harriet, Costanza Vincent J., Rodriguez Lissette, Harshaw Kimberly, Scott Megan, 08 January, 2018
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that discusses the role of kindergarten entrance assessments in children's early learning and development, along with collaborative efforts to support both teachers and students. Panelists from New…
Heagle Kaitlyn, Timmons Kristy, Hargreaves Fabienne, Pelletier Janette, May/June 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The objective of the present study is to capture children's voices to compare traditional half-day and play-based full-day kindergarten children's perspectives on two research questions: What is important about kindergarten, and what is your…
American Institutes for Research, May, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief, the fifth in a series highlighting findings from the Study of California's Transitional Kindergarten Program, summarizes what we have learned about the impact of TK on EL students' school readiness skills, including mathematics skills,…
Manship Karen, Holod Aleksandra, Quick Heather, Ogut Burhan, Brodziak de los Reyes Iliana, Anthony Jennifer, Chernoff Jodi Jacobson, Hauser Alison, Martin Alejandra, Keuter Shannon, Vontsolos Emily, Rein Elena, Anderson Emily, June, 2017
Reports & Papers
To determine whether California's TK program is effective at improving school readiness and learning outcomes for students, American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted an evaluation of TK as it was implemented during the 2013-14 and 2014-15…
Manship Karen, Holod Aleksandra, Quick Heather, Ogut Burhan, Brodziak de los Reyes Iliana, Anthony Jennifer, Chernoff Jodi Jacobson, Hauser Alison, Martin Alejandra, Keuter Shannon, Vontsolos Emily, Rein Elena, Anderson Emily, June, 2017
Executive Summary
To determine whether California's TK program is effective at improving school readiness and learning outcomes for students, American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted an evaluation of TK as it was implemented during the 2013-14 and 2014-15…
Manship Karen, Quick Heather, Ogut Burhan, Holod Aleksandra, Brodziak de los Reyes Iliana, Anthony Jennifer, June, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief, the sixth in a series highlighting findings from the Study of California's Transitional Kindergarten Program, summarizes what we have learned across the study about the impact of TK on students' school readiness skills, whether impacts…
American Institutes for Research, June, 2016
Reports & Papers
California's Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 established transitional kindergarten (TK), the first year of a two-year kindergarten program for students affected by the change in the birthdate cutoff for entry into kindergarten from December 2 to…
Bassok Daphna, Latham Scott, Rorem Anna, January-March 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Recent accounts suggest that accountability pressures have trickled down into the early elementary grades and that kindergarten today is characterized by a heightened focus on academic skills and a reduction in opportunities for play. This paper…
Artz Benjamin, Welsch David M., January, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
While the existing literature largely finds that standardized test scores are positively associated with participation in pre-kindergarten programs at the student level, there is little research on the policy effect of publicly providing these…
Maniates Helen, May, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood educators are concerned about a 'shovedown' of elementary school expectations, standards, and curriculum on to young children due to policy-makers' moves towards utilising preschool programmes to address disparities in academic…
Parker Emily, Diffey Louisa, Atchison Bruce, September, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This report explores the spectrum of full-day kindergarten programs and highlights different models of funding implemented by states. Additionally, it examines the requirements for full-day kindergarten, including state bans on parent tuition and…
Manship Karen, Quick Heather, Holod Aleksandra, Mills Nicholas, Ogut Burhan, Chernoff Jodi Jacobson, Blum Jarah Michelle Moreira, Hauser Alison, Anthony Jennifer, Gonzalez Raquel, 01 December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Transitional kindergarten (TK)--the first year of a two-year kindergarten program for California children who turn 5 between September 2 and December 2--is intended to better prepare young five-year-olds for kindergarten and ensure a strong start to…