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Moffett Lillie, 2021
Reports & Papers

Given the well-documented relation between executive functioning (EF) and math skills in preschool, there is a surprising lack of evidence on early intervention approaches that have successfully, and consistently, impacted both EF and math skills…

McMahon Kelly, Whyte Kristin Lyn, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Increasingly school districts are attempting to align curricula, assessments and standards, in an effort to eliminate inequities. Some approaches like Prek-3 initiatives call for coordination of instruction between preschool and later elementary…
Moffett Lillie, Morrison Frederick J., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

The aim of the current study is to assess the feasibility of implementing integrated math and EF activities with teachers in preK classrooms—as well as an accompanying program of instructional coaching support. These activities will be…

Coburn Cynthia E., McMahon Kelly, Borsato Graciela, Stein Abigail, Ju Natalie, Chong Seenae, LeMahieu Rebekah, Franke Megan Loef, Ibarra Sonia, Stipek Deborah J., December, 2018
Reports & Papers
In this report, we share findings from a study investigating the efforts of two urban California school districts to create a more seamless educational experience from pre-K to elementary grades. We focus on mathematics instruction because the…
Schacter John, Jo Booil, February, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Low-income preschoolers begin Kindergarten behind their middle and high-income peers in mathematics, and these achievement differences grow as they progress through school. Technology can provide cost effective and scalable solutions to improve…
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…
McCarthy Betsy, Li Linlin, Tiu Michelle, Atienza Sara, Sexton Ursula, November, 2015
Reports & Papers
The study described in this report tested an intervention involving a family engagement model designed to promote mathematics learning in preschool children. The intervention model includes a school-based curriculum whereby families attend weekly…
Tiu Michelle, McCarthy Betsy, Li Linlin, October, 2015
Reports & Papers
In spring 2015, WestEd conducted a study for the CPB-PBS Ready To Learn Initiative of a school- and home-based transmedia mathematics intervention based on the resources in the PBS KIDS Odd Squad transmedia suite. The transmedia mathematics…
McCarthy Betsy, Tiu Michelle, Li Linlin, September, 2014
Reports & Papers
WestEd conducted a classroom-based study during the summer of 2014 for the CPB-PBS Ready To Learn Initiative in order to investigate children's relatively unmediated use of the Curious George's Busy Day transmedia suite (digital games, hands-on…
Moorthy Savitha, Hupert Naomi, Llorente Carlin, Pasnik Shelley, September, 2014
Reports & Papers
This report presents results from the CPB-PBS Ready To Learn PEG+CAT Content Study. PEG+CAT is a unique transmedia property that emphasizes early mathematics and problem solving. Each episode is structured around a specific mathematical problem the…
Pasnik Shelley, Llorente Carlin, November, 2013
Reports & Papers
This report presents results from the Ready To Learn Prekindergarten Transmedia Mathematics Study, a principal part of the summative evaluation of Ready To Learn, which is a partnership between the US Department of Education, the Corporation for…
McCarthy Betsy, Li Linlin, Atienza Sara, Sexton Ursula, Tiu Michelle, September, 2013
Reports & Papers
During the spring of 2013, WestEd conducted a study of PBS KIDS mathematics transmedia suites in preschool families and communities as part of the Ready To Learn Initiative developed by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Public…
Freedberg Louis, December, 2012
Reports & Papers
An examination of challenges to incorporating math into early childhood curricula and programs in California, based on discussions at 2 regional events and on in-depth interviews with event participants, preschool administrators, and early childhood…
Education Development Center, SRI International, September, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of the implementation of a preschool math curriculum supplement with transmedia content, which includes videos and computer games linked to established children's educational shows and characters, and its impact on children's early math…
McCarthy Betsy, Li Linlin, Tiu Michelle, September, 2012
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of three mathematics transmedia gaming suites, which are videos and computer games linked to established children's educational shows and characters, that examines preschool children's gains in mathematics skills and knowledge and…