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Ursache Alexandra, Gouley Kathleen Kiely, Dawson-McClure Spring, Barajas-Gonzalez R. Gabriela, Calzada Esther J., Goldfeld Keith S., Brotman Laurie Miller, November/December 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined longitudinal relations between emotion knowledge (EK) in pre-kindergarten (pre-K; Mage = 4.8 years) and math and reading achievement 1 and 3 years later in a sample of 1,050 primarily Black children (over half from immigrant…
Clements Douglas H., Dumas Denis, Dong Yixiao, Banse Holland W., Sarama Julie, Day-Hess Crystal, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
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Strategic processes are a form of procedural knowledge in which a child knows how to enact a given strategy that improves their capability in problem solving or learning. The solution strategies children use are critical components of their learning…
Vandell Deborah Lowe, Simpkins Sandra, Pierce Kim M., Brown B. Bradford, Bolt Daniel, Reisner Elizabeth R., 2020
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Patterns of afterschool activities were studied in low-income, ethnically diverse children (n = 1796, M age = 8.7 yrs). Cluster analyses indicated four reliable clusters: (a) regular participation in a high-quality afterschool program, (b)…

Jenkins Jade Marcus, Watts Tyler W., Magnuson Katherine A., Gershoff Elizabeth, Clements Douglas H., Sarama Julie, Duncan Greg J., July-September 2018
Reports & Papers
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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…
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…
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…
Knechtel Virginia, Coen Thomas, Caronongan Pia, Fung Nickie, Goble Lisbeth, 22 August, 2017
Reports & Papers
KIPP, a national network of public charter schools, provides a possible model for high quality pre-K aligned with an elementary school educational program. In previous research, KIPP has consistently demonstrated positive impacts on student…
United States. Government Accountability Office, April, 2017
Reports & Papers
Education's 21st Century program--funded about $1 billion annually since 2002--supports a broad array of activities outside the school day to improve student outcomes in high-poverty or low-performing K-12 schools. A statement accompanying the…
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…
Brotman Laurie Miller, Dawson-McClure Spring, Kamboukos Dimitra, Huang Keng-Yen, Calzada Esther J., Goldfeld Keith S., Petkova Eva, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
IMPORTANCE Low-income minority children living in urban neighborhoods are at high risk for mental health problems and underachievement. ParentCorps, a family-centered, school-based intervention in prekindergarten, improves parenting and school…
Nguyen Tutrang, Watts Tyler W., Duncan Greg J., Clements Douglas H., Sarama Julie, Wolfe Christopher B., Spitler Mary Elaine, Q3 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In an effort to promote best practices regarding mathematics teaching and learning at the preschool level, national advisory panels and organizations have emphasized the importance of children's emergent counting and related competencies, such as…
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-…
Augustine Catherine H., McCombs Jennifer Sloan, Pane John F., Schwartz Heather L., Schweig Jonathan, McEachin Andrew, Siler-Evans Kyle, 2016
Reports & Papers
The National Summer Learning Project, launched by the Wallace Foundation in 2011, is a six-year study offering the first assessment of the effectiveness of voluntary, district-led summer learning programs offered at no cost to low-income, urban…
Leos-Urbel Jacob, September, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article examines the relationship between after-school program quality, program attendance, and academic outcomes for a sample of low-income after-school program participants. Regression and hierarchical linear modeling analyses use a unique…