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Ansari Arya, Purtell Kelly M., July-September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using data from the Family and Child Experiences Survey 2009 Cohort (n = 1073), this study considered the implications of mixed-age education for young children's academic achievement when they experienced continuity and/or changes in classroom age…
Guo Ying, Sun Shuyan, Puranik Cynthia S., Breit-Smith Allison, June, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background Research suggests that considerable individual differences may exist among preschool children in terms of emergent writing performance. However, there is no study examining this variability. Objective This research explored the patterns…
Forry Nicole D., Madill Rebecca, Shuey Elizabeth, Halle Tamara, Ugarte Gabriel, Borton Joshua, 2018
Reports & Papers
This Snapshot is based on information collected by the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE), a nationally representative study of American households and early care and education providers conducted in 2012. The information in this…
Purtell Kelly M., Ansari Arya, January-March 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Recent research has shown that the age composition of preschool classrooms influences children's early learning. Building on prior research, this study examines whether the association between classroom age composition and children's learning and…
Lanphear Jacquelyn, Vandermaas-Peeler Maureen, October-December 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
By utilizing inquiry processes, such as observing and questioning, young children learn to investigate and use evidence to evaluate information. Through intersubjectivity, or social collaboration and mutual focus, children coconstruct an…
Thompson Rebecca J., Napoli Amy R., Purpura David J., September/October 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The home numeracy environment (HNE) is often predictive of children's early mathematics skills, though the findings are mixed. Overall, research on kindergarten-aged children demonstrates a relation between the HNE and early numeracy skills,…

Fortner C. Kevin, Jenkins Jade Marcus, Q1 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Kindergarten redshirting may affect a child's own outcomes and also has implications for school administration, classroom management, and peer learning. We use statewide micro-level census data to examine selection into redshirting, potential…
Ansari Arya, Purtell Kelly M., Gershoff Elizabeth, January, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The federal Head Start program, designed to improve the school readiness of children from low-income families, often serves 3- and 4-year-olds in the same classrooms. Given the developmental differences between 3- and 4-year-olds, it is unknown…
Milesi Carolina, July, 2015
Multimedia

This video presentation examines both definition distinctions concerning age of child and types of care used in the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE).

Shigeoka Hitoshi, July, 2015
Reports & Papers
Using birth records in Japan, where school entry rule is strictly enforced, this paper shows that more than 1,800 births a year are shifted from one week before the school entry cutoff date to one week following the cutoff date. Because older…
Jha Nikhil, June, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper analyses the combined effect of school entry-age increase and the changes in preschool provision on educational achievement using a difference-in-difference specification. Achievement is assessed using the score on national standardised…
Guo Ying, Tompkins Virginia, Justice Laura M., Petscher Yaacov, October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the relationship between classroom age composition and preschoolers' vocabulary gains over an academic year and also to examine whether these relations were moderated by classroom quality. In this…
Landerso Rasmus, Nielsen Helena Skyt, Simonsen Marianne, February, 2013
Reports & Papers
This paper investigates the effects of school starting age on crime while relying on variation in school starting age induced by administrative rules; we exploit that Danish children typically start first grade in the calendar year they turn seven,…
Bell Elizabeth R., Greenfield Daryl B., Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., Q1 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of associations between classroom age composition and low income Head Start children's rates of change in school readiness over the course of an academic year, based on data from 4,417 preschool children enrolled in 207 classrooms in…
Huang Francis L., Invernizzi Marcia, Q1 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of young-for-grade students to old-for-grade students on both early literacy upon kindergarten entry and their probabilities of being retained in kindergarten, and an examination of the relationship between early education attendance…