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Hulme Charles, Nash Hannah M., Gooch Debbie, Lervag Arne Olav, Snowling Margaret J., December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The development of reading skills is underpinned by oral language abilities: Phonological skills appear to have a causal influence on the development of early word-level literacy skills, and reading-comprehension ability depends, in addition to word…
Westerveld Marleen F., Gillon Gail T., Bysterveldt Anne K. van, Boyd Lynda, December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigated the emergent literacy and language skills of four-year-old children in New Zealand during their kindergarten year prior to school-entry. A total of 92 four-year-old children from a range of socio-economic areas were seen…
Mississippi. Department of Education, December, 2015
Reports & Papers
This document provides average district and school scale scores, along with an explanation of benchmarks and early literacy performance levels, for fall 2015 for the state of Mississippi.
Bornfreund Laura, Cook Shayna, Lieberman Abbie, Loewenberg Aaron, November, 2015
Reports & Papers
To determine whether and how states are trying to address this problem, New America's Early & Elementary Education Policy team developed a B-3rd state policy framework informed by research and discussions with other early education experts. Our…
Cook Shayna, Bornfreund Laura, November, 2015
Reports & Papers
In the pages that follow, we explore how these alignment grants and other Massachusetts early education policies have helped or hindered the building of local infrastructure to support the development of children's early literacy and language skills…
Kiefer Markus, Schuler Stefanie, Mayer Carmen, Trumpp Natalie M., Hille Katrin, Sachse Steffi, Q4 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Digital writing devices associated with the use of computers, tablet PCs, or mobile phones are increasingly replacing writing by hand. It is, however, controversially discussed how writing modes influence reading and writing performance in children…
Norling Martina, Sandberg Anette, Almqvist Lena, October, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children's ability to express thoughts, ideas, and needs is vital to their full participation in a democratic society. In the preschool environment, multiple opportunities to engage in emergent literacy practices may stimulate this ability. The…
Ready Douglas D., Chu Elizabeth M., October, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Previous research has established that student learning is influenced by how accurately teachers perceive student academic ability. But studies rarely investigate the degree to which inaccuracies in teacher perceptions exacerbate demographic…
Han Jisu, Neuharth-Pritchett Stacey, October-December 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined interactions between preschool children and parents during shared book reading by analyzing parental self-report data. Using confirmatory factor analytic procedures and structural equation modeling, this study developed a scale…
Park Yujeong, Gurel Sungur, Oh Jihyun, Bettini Elizabeth A., Leite Walter, October, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of Head Start on early literacy skills relevant to school readiness of English language learners compared to their peers. The comparisons of literacy outcomes were conducted between English…
Suddreth Diana, Throndsen Jennifer, Wiebke Sara, 18 September, 2015
Reports & Papers
This report describes the demographics of and the outcome measures, data collection, program implementation, and literacy results for the fifth-year cohort of Utah's UPSTART program. A participant cost summary and implications are also presented.
Dickson Sydnee, Throndsen Jennifer, Ebert Sheri, 17 September, 2015
Reports & Papers
This report describes Utah's UPSTART program and the outcome measures and analysis strategy used for the Year 4 cohort. Evaluation results are presented, as well as the federal funding allocation for fiscal year 2014.
Curby Timothy W., Brown Chavaughn, Bassett Hideko H., Denham Susanne A., September/October 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Identifying and understanding the predictors of preliteracy skills can set the stage for success in a child's academic career. Recent literature has implicated social-emotional competence as a potential component in helping children learn…
Mellgren Elisabeth, Margrain Valerie, September, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A total of 659 photographs of text in early childhood environments were gathered by student teachers in New Zealand and Sweden, replicating an earlier Swedish study [Gustafsson, K., & Mellgren, E. (2002). Using text in pre-school: A learning…
Justice Laura M., Logan Jessica A. R., Kaderavek Joan N., Schmitt Mary Beth, Tompkins Virginia, Bartlett Christopher, September/October 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to empirically determine whether specific profiles characterize preschool-aged children with language impairment (LI) with respect to their early literacy skills (print awareness, name-writing ability, phonological…