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ERIC Number: ED529183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
What Works Clearinghouse Quick Review of the Report "School-Based Early Childhood Education and Age-28 Well-Being: Effects by Timing, Dosage, and Subgroups"
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The study examined the effect of an early childhood education program on educational attainment by age 28. The study analyzed data from 900 individuals who completed the Child-Parent Center Education Program for preschool and kindergarten and 486 individuals from similar backgrounds who completed alternative kindergarten programs through the Chicago Effective Schools Project. Both groups completed kindergarten in 1986. The study found positive, statistically significant differences on four outcomes related to educational attainment. Intervention group members completed 0.27 years more schooling, on average, than comparison group members. In addition, intervention group members were more likely to complete high school (82% versus 75%), graduate on time from high school (44% versus 37%), and attend a four-year college than comparison group members (15% versus 11%). The study did not find statistically significant differences on ever attending college or receipt of a postsecondary degree. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) has reservations about the results because individuals who attended the Child-Parent Center Education Program may have differed from individuals in the comparison group in ways not controlled for in the analysis. [The following study is the focus of this "Quick Review": Reynolds, A. J., Temple, J. A., Ou, S.-R., Arteaga, I. A., & White, B. A. B. (2011). "School-based early childhood education and age-28 well-being: Effects by timing, dosage, and subgroups." "Science Express". DOI:10.1126/science.1203618.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
IES Funded: Yes