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ERIC Number: ED506618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Kindergarten Readiness Data: Improving Children's Success in School. Education Policy Brief
Children Now
This policy brief explores kindergarten readiness observation and its benefits to local and state level stakeholders; highlights efforts by California counties and other states to measure school readiness; and makes recommendations for moving toward statewide use of kindergarten readiness observation tools. Key points include: (1) Early efforts to improve students' educational outcomes expand lifelong opportunities for children; (2) School readiness data provide families, schools and communities meaningful information to determine how best to help young students succeed; (3) Many states and local counties are utilizing age- and developmentally-appropriate kindergarten readiness observation tools to measure school readiness; and (4) Short and long-term steps toward a statewide kindergarten readiness observation system must include policymakers, early childhood and elementary teachers, parents, school principals and district level administrators, researchers and other stakeholders. (Contains 52 endnotes.) [Funding for this report was provided by the Morgan Family Foundation.]
Children Now. 1212 Broadway 5th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Tel: 510-763-2444; Fax: 510-763-1974; e-mail: children@childrennow.org; Web site: http://publications.childrennow.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children Now
Identifiers - Location: California