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ERIC Number: ED549635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 61
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2672-8175-3
The Impact of School Choice on the Early Literacy Achievement of Kindergarten Students
Gabriel, Lydia L.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Nebraska at Omaha
The purpose of this study was to discover if differences existed in the early literacy skills of non-resident kindergarten students participating in the learning community open enrollment program and resident kindergarten students that do and do not qualify for the free or reduced lunch program at the beginning and end of their kindergarten year. As educational inequalities between disadvantaged students and their middle to upper class peers become more pronounced across the nation, federal, state, and local school governments continue to search for solutions. Many are hoping school choice programs are a plausible solution. The independent variables in this study were students that qualify for free or reduced price lunch program participation and students that do not qualify for free or reduced price lunch program participation and non-resident kindergarten students selected for participation in the learning community open enrollment program and kindergarten resident students. The dependent variables for this study were the students' performance on the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 norm-referenced AIMSweb (a) letter naming fluency screen and (b) letter sound fluency screen and students' attendance as determined by number of days absent in the 2010-2011 school year. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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