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ERIC Number: ED441847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-25
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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Comparing Fourth-Grade Math and Reading Achievement of Children Who Did and Did Not Participate in Florida's Statewide Prekindergarten Early Intervention Program.
Roth, Jeffrey; Carter, Randy; Ariet, Mario; Resnick, Michael B.; Crans, Gerald
This study assessed the effects of participating in Florida's Prekindergarten Early Intervention Program (PKEI) on fourth grade mathematics and reading standardized norm-referenced test scores and the incidence of retention. PKEI serves mostly 4-year-old children from families whose income falls below the federal poverty level. Study subjects were all children who started kindergarten in 1993-1994 and remained in Florida's public schools for the following 4 years (n=75,025). Results of a logistic regression analysis indicated that African American, Hispanic, and female students who had participated in PKEI had significantly higher odds of being in the highest test score outcome category for both mathematics and reading, relative to their counterparts who had not been in PKEI. These same groups of PKEI participants had significantly lower odds of being excluded from taking the test (on the grounds of being assigned to exceptional student education) and of being retained. PKEI participation did not appear to benefit low-income white students or males. (Contains 9 tables and 12 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida