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ERIC Number: EJ1021940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Academic Content, Student Learning, and the Persistence of Preschool Effects
Claessens, Amy; Engel, Mimi; Curran, F. Chris
American Educational Research Journal, v51 n2 p403-434 Apr 2014
Little research has examined the relationship between academic content coverage in kindergarten and student achievement. Using nationally representative data, we examine the association between reading and mathematics content coverage in kindergarten and student learning, both overall and for students who attended preschool, Head Start, or participated in other child care prior to kindergarten entry. We find that all children benefit from exposure to advanced content in reading and mathematics and that students do not benefit from basic content coverage. Interestingly, this is true regardless of whether they attended preschool, began kindergarten with more advanced skills, or are from families with low income. Policy implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A