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Initial longitudinal evaluation results: Huntsville children whose parents participated in LENA Start® have stronger literacy skills two years later


As the first group of children whose parents participated in LENA Start classes four years ago get ready to enter pre-K and kindergarten this fall, district staff have been tracking their progress, hoping to better understand whether the program relates to their school success. This report details the results of that evaluation, which compared results of the Star Early Literacy® assessment administered at the beginning of pre-K between children whose caregivers participated in LENA Start and those whose caregivers did not. The assessments were conducted on average about two and a half years after the families completed the program. The evaluation found that children whose caregivers participated in LENA Start are getting higher scores on the Star Early Literacy assessment and those children are far more likely to be at an advanced literacy level entering pre-K. (author abstract)

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