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ERIC Number: ED540638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
The Case for Pre-K in Education Reform: A Summary of Program Evaluation Findings. Research Series
Wat, Albert
Pew Center on the States
For state and federal officials seeking to improve school performance, 50 years of evidence shows that high-quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten is among the best strategies for education reform. This brief from Pew's Pre-K Now initiative highlighted findings from evaluations of state-funded Pre-K programs that continue to document gains in key measures of student learning, including early literacy, math and vocabulary; reduced need for special and remedial education; and significantly lower incidences of grade retention. This and other ongoing research once again demonstrates that high-quality early education is the natural first step in effective school reform. (Contains 3 endnotes.)
Pew Center on the States. Available from: Pew Charitable Trusts. 901 E Street NW 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20004. Tel: 202-540-2000; Fax: 202-552-2299; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: David and Lucile Packard Foundation; McCormick Foundation; Nellie Mae Education Foundation; RGK Foundation; Schumann Fund for New Jersey
Authoring Institution: Pew Center on the States