ERIC Number: ED458022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan-30
Reference Count: N/A
Ready for Success: Annual Report of the Michigan School Readiness Program. Longitudinal Evaluation.
Xiang, Zongping; Schweinhart, Lawrence J.
The Michigan School Readiness Program (MSRP), a state-initiated and state-funded preschool program, serves more than 20,000 four-year-olds identified as being at risk for school failure each year. A longitudinal evaluation followed 2 cohorts selected from 7 sites from kindergarten through Grade 3 for Cohort 1 and through Grade 2 for Cohort 2. Each cohort was comprised of one MSRP group and a no-program group similar in age and background. Fourth-year findings show strong evidence for both cohorts for MSRP effects in reducing grade retention. Other program effects were found for Cohort 1, which had more complete data than Cohort 2, on promoting school readiness through Grade 3, promoting child development at kindergarten, and enhancing parenting involvement in school activities. (Appended are additional data analysis for 1999-2000. Nine data tables complete the report.) (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan