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Grodsky Eric, Huangfu Yiyue, Miesner H. Rose, Packard Chiara, September, 2017
Executive Summary
This report describes differences in school readiness as reflected by literacy skills at Kindergarten entry among children in Wisconsin. We document inequalities in literacy skills by race/ethnicity, family income and place. Our results show that…
Evaluation & Training Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.), January, 2016
Executive Summary
Utah Preparing Students Today for a Rewarding Tomorrow (UPSTART) is a home-based preschool program developed and provided by Waterford to prepare preschool children for school and future academic success. The Evaluation and Training Institute (ETI…
Durst Elizabeth, Joseph Laurice M., 2016
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of sound boxes as a supplemental instructional technique on improving phoneme segmentation performance for a sample of preschoolers enrolled in a Head Start program. Sound boxes activity coupled…
Justice Laura M., Logan Jessica A. R., Boyd Barbara, Ligon Janet, Miller Sandy, 2015
Executive Summary
This White Paper presents results of a community-based, multi-pronged initiative, ready 4 success, which was designed to improve the quality of language and literacy instruction in preschool classrooms and, in turn, children's language and literacy…
Friesen Amber, Butera Gretchen, 2015
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
This research to practice paper summarizes the findings of a study that sought to understand Head Start families' existing beliefs and practices about early literacy. Guided by the "funds of knowledge" perspective (Moll, Amanti, Neff, & Gonzalez…
Formby Susie, March, 2014
Executive Summary
This report explores the activities parents engage in at home that support children's language and literacy development, and how these activities relate to communication and language outcomes at five years old. It also investigates how often parents…
Formby Susie, March, 2014
Executive Summary
In 2013 we invited practitioners who work with three to five-year-olds to take part in an online survey to explore how they support children's language and communication skills. One of our main interests was to explore how often practitioners and…
Evaluation & Training Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.), February, 2014
Executive Summary
UPSTART is a pilot project established by the Utah state legislature that uses a home-based education technology approach to develop the school readiness skills of preschool children. In its fourth year of operation during the 2012-13 school year,…
National Governors' Association. Center for Best Practices, October, 2013
Executive Summary
A summary of a discussion of five policies to promote children's grade-level reading by third grade
Evaluation & Training Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.), March, 2013
Executive Summary
UPSTART is a pilot project established by the Utah state legislature that uses a home-based education technology approach to develop the school readiness skills of preschool children. In its third year of operation during the 2011-12 school year,…
Evaluation & Training Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.), March, 2012
Executive Summary
Established as a pilot demonstration project by the Utah state legislature, UPSTART uses educational technology in a home-based approach to develop the school readiness skills of preschool children. A majority (60%) of the 1,018 preschool children…
Biggart Andy, Kerr Karen, O'Hare Liam, Connolly Paul, 2012
Executive Summary
A summary of an impact and process evaluation of Doodle Den, an after school early literacy program in Ireland, that examines program effects on children's early literacy abilities and activities, as well as stakeholder perceptions of the program,…
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, April, 2011
Executive Summary
A review of research and evaluation studies of media and television programming funded through Ready to Learn, an initiative to promote early literacy through educational television
Lesaux Nonie K., June, 2010
Executive Summary
A summary of a discussion of strategies for children from birth to age 9 to ensure reading proficiency among children in Massachusetts
Rockman et al, 2010
Executive Summary
A summary of an investigation into the influence of the use of iPod applications that accompany two PBS for Kids television shows on children's reading skills