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Afterschool Alliance, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Afterschool Alliance’s fourth edition of America After 3PM provides a detailed accounting of the circumstances and conditions of U.S. children during the hours of 3 to 6 p.m. and compares afterschool program participation and unmet demand…
Piazza Peter, Frankenberg Erica, November, 2019
Reports & Papers
In the midst of this social and demographic upheaval, Penn State's Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) presents data illustrating the current segregation of preschool children. After reviewing updated data on segregation trends, we outline…
Ullrich Rebecca, Schmit Stephanie, Cosse Ruth, April, 2019
Reports & Papers
This brief examines children's access to CCDBG-funded child care in states by race and ethnicity using publicly available data from fiscal year (FY) 2016, building upon CLASP's previous Disparate Access research. (author abstract)
Fyfe Emily R. (Emily Ruth), Rittle-Johnson Bethany, Farran Dale Clark, April, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
State-mandated tests have taken center stage for assessing student learning and for holding teachers and students accountable for achieving adequate progress. What types of early knowledge predict performance on these tests, especially among low-…
Rittle-Johnson Bethany, Fyfe Emily R. (Emily Ruth), Hofer Kerry G., Farran Dale Clark, September/October 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early mathematics knowledge is a strong predictor of later academic achievement, but children from low-income families enter school with weak mathematics knowledge. An early math trajectories model is proposed and evaluated within a longitudinal…
Abel Alyson D., Schuele C. Melanie, Barako-Arndt Karen, Lee Marvin W., Blankenship Kathryn Guillot, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was (a) to describe the performance of preschool children from families with college-educated mothers on two norm-referenced measures, the Preschool Language Scale-4 (PLS-4) and Peabody Picture Vocabulary Tests-III (PPVT-…
Cascio Elizabeth U., March, 2017
Reports & Papers
Despite substantial interest in preschool as a means of narrowing the achievement gap, little is known about how particular program attributes might influence the achievement gains of disadvantaged preschoolers. This paper uses survey data on a…
Cascio Elizabeth U., February, 2017
Reports & Papers
Despite substantial interest in preschool as a means of narrowing the achievement gap, little is known about how particular program attributes might influence the achievement gains of disadvantaged preschoolers. This paper uses survey data on a…
Walker Christina, Schmit Stephanie, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
A recent CLASP analysis found that access to child care subsidies is sharply limited for all eligible children, but even more so for particular racial and ethnic groups and in particular states. A striking finding is that eligible Latino children…
Frankenberg Erica, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report aims to begin to understand the extent to which young children enrolled in school-based preschools are in racially diverse settings. (author abstract)
Mattingly Marybeth J., Schaefer Andrew, Carson Jessica A., Fall 2016
Reports & Papers
Access to quality, affordable child care is critical for American working families, and it is a major focus of efforts to bring about more family-friendly workplaces. In this brief, we analyze families' child care expenses and identify, among…
Bietenbeck Jan, October, 2015
Reports & Papers
This paper evaluates how sharing a kindergarten classroom with low-achieving repeaters affects the long-term educational performance of regular first-time kindergarten students. Exploiting random assignment of teachers and students to classes in…
Zhai Fuhua, Waldfogel Jane, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, May, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Child care programs (including Head Start, prekindergarten [pre-K], and other center-based care) can differ, with patterns of use based on their location. Yet little research has examined how Head Start and pre-K programs affect children's academic…
Morrier Michael J., Gallagher Peggy Ahrenhold, November, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the proportion of 3- through 5-year-olds with disabilities from ethnically diverse backgrounds across five states, of that proportion by special education eligibility category, and of the relationship between state of residence and…
Morrier Michael J., Gallagher Peggy Ahrenhold, May, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of racial representation in special education placements of preschool children with disabilities in five Southern states, and a comparison of the use of full inclusion, partial inclusion, or unknown inclusion type environments, based on…