ERIC Number: ED313170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Reaching the Goal of Readiness for School.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
This report provides information that pertains to the goal of having all children ready for the first grade. Particular attention is given to state-funded educational programs for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds in the 15 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states. Initial discussion states the goal and defines readiness for school. Discussion then focuses on areas in which state progress is measured: availability and quality of programs, and results for children. Supplementing the discussion are 10 tables providing information concerning SREB states on: (1) percentage of school-age population in poverty, 1980; (2) state definitions of at-risk children, child and district eligibility, state-funded programs, 1989; (3) state policies on kindergarten, 1989; (4) percentage of first-grade students who attended prekindergarten and kindergarten, 1987-88; (5) state-funded educational programs for prekindergartners, 1989; (6) program standards for state-funded kindergarten programs, 1989; (7) prekindergarten and kindergarten teacher certification requirements, 1989; (8) standards for state prekindergarten educational programs, 1989; (9) selected student outcome measures for early grades, 1989; (10) state coordination of programs for preschool children, 1989. Two figures provide graphs of federal and state funding for prekindergarten programs and children served in publicly funded prekindergarten programs. (RH)
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Kindergarten, Outcomes of Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Regional Characteristics, School Readiness, State Aid, State Programs, Tables (Data)
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 Tenth Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5790 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.