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McKenzie Sarah C., Jordan Emily, Wood Camie, 20 January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) program provides low-income and at-risk Arkansas students with tuition-free pre-K opportunities in school districts across the state. The current analysis describes the 3rd and 5th grade outcomes of students who…
McKenzie Sarah C., Jordan Emily, Wood Camie, 20 January, 2021
Executive Summary
The Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) program provides low-income and at-risk Arkansas students with tuition-free pre-K opportunities in school districts across the state. The current analysis describes the 3rd and 5th grade outcomes of students who…
McKenzie Sarah C., McGee Josh, Jordan Emily, Reid Charlene A., January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) program has been providing low-income and at-risk Arkansas children with tuition-free pre-K since 1991. Enrollment in the state’s public pre-K programs has increased modestly over the last ten years. This brief…
Soliday-Hong Sandra, Zadrozny Sabrina, Walker Jada F., Love Elizabeth N. G., Osborne Jennifer Detwiler, Owen Judith L., Jenkins Gabrielle P., Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this study was to examine associations between attendance in Georgia’s Pre-K Program and children’s academic and social outcomes through third grade. Different from previous years’ reports, this includes a sub-study that incorporates…
Soliday-Hong Sandra, Zadrozny Sabrina, Walker Jada F., Love Elizabeth N. G., Osborne Jennifer Detwiler, Owen Judith L., Jenkins Gabrielle P., Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., January, 2021
Executive Summary
The following summarizes results from the Georgia’s Pre-K Longitudinal Study Third-Grade Report. The study followed a representative sample of children (n=1,169) from their pre-k experience (2013-2014) through the third grade (2017-2018). The study…
Jiang Hui, Justice Laura M., Purtell Kelly M., Lin Tzu-Jung, Logan Jessica A. R., Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The transition to formal schooling is a large contextual change, which for many children in U.S. begins with the year of kindergarten. To better understand the challenges of this transition, the present study examines the extent to which children…
Sengal Amena, McCormick Meghan P., Castleman-Smith Jalynn, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief summarizes recent findings that show how a lack of access to high-quality summer learning programs may contribute to disparities in children’s learning and development during that critical transition to kindergarten. The brief highlights…
Cook Kyle Demeo, Coley Rebekah Levine, May, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Head Start programs engage in multiple practices to support children and families during the transition to kindergarten. Children moving from Head Start to kindergarten often encounter discontinuities between the program and services they were…
Dore Rebecca A., Justice Laura M., Mills Abigail K., Narui Mitsu, Welch Kari, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The global COVID-19 pandemic prevented the implementation of in-person summer learning programs designed to improve school readiness for entering kindergartners. Thus, we conducted the current study examining the feasibility, social validity, and…
Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet highlights promising practices and research-informed strategies that districts and schools, with support from states, can use to successfully and equitably transition young learners to the next school year. It covers strategies…

McCarthy Lauren P., Morrison Howard, May 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

In March 2020, after 23 renewal grants had been awarded, the country began responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Public health guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19 required states to adapt their intended renewal grant activities,…

Gray-Lobe Guthrie, Pathak Parag A., Walters Christopher R., May 2021
Reports & Papers

We use admissions lotteries to estimate the effects of large-scale public preschool in Boston on college-going, college preparation, standardized test scores, and behavioral outcomes. Preschool enrollment boosts college attendance, as well as SAT…

Gray-Lobe Guthrie, Pathak Parag A., Walters Christopher R., May 2021
Reports & Papers

We use admissions lotteries to estimate the effects of large-scale public preschool in Boston on college-going, college preparation, standardized test scores, and behavioral outcomes. Preschool enrollment boosts college attendance, as well as SAT…

Gray-Lobe Guthrie, Pathak Parag A., Walters Christopher R., May 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This work studies the impact of Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) public preschool program using data on more than 4,000 preschool applicants from 1997 to 2003. The study leverages the randomization embedded in the BPS preschool lottery-based…

Thompson Carla J., Nguyen Giang-Nguyen Thi, May 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

A thoughtful decision confronting parents considering pre-kindergarten or pre-school programs across the United States provided from the literature has focused on school readiness of children within the pre-kindergarten years. Prior to children…