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ERIC Number: ED562829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
Variation in Observed Program Characteristics across Classrooms in the Tennessee Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program
Farran, Dale C.; Bilbrey, Carol
Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness
Interest in scaling up prekindergarten programs for children from low income families is dramatically increasing, especially with the announcement by President Obama of support for "universal preschool." Research in early education supports the idea of developmentally appropriate practice as reflected in instructional groupings and covered content; however, it is not yet clear if such appropriate practice and consistency in that practice can be upheld in a statewide program. This paper focuses on evidence from one portion of the Tennessee Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program (TN-VPK) evaluation from which classroom observations yield information on classroom quality state-wide. One table is appended.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale