ERIC Number: ED358965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Prekindergarten Program for Children at Risk of Academic Failure. FY 91 Summary Report.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield, Dept. of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
The Illinois Prekindergarten At-Risk Program provides early childhood experiences to enhance the development of children at risk of academic failure. This report presents a summary and analysis of the annual evaluation data obtained from school districts participating in this program for the 1990-91 school year. The report includes the following sections: executive Summary; Introduction; Evaluation Design and Limitations; Program Description; Success in Elementary Grades Longitudinal Study; Sustained Effects; Characteristics of Children Served; Financial Summary; Program Characteristics, and Conclusion. The sustained effects study indicated a majority of children in this program ranked as average or above average in performance across different instructional areas through third grade. The report concludes that the program has had a positive influence on kindergarten readiness and that performance levels have been sustained in the early elementary grades. Appendices include the Illinois State Board of Education Policy Statement on Early Childhood Education; the School Code of Illinois; and the number of prekindergarten projects in each Illinois county for fiscal year 1992. Included also are 13 data tables and 8 figures. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield, Dept. of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois