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ERIC Number: EJ1174337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1055-8896
Preparing Students for Kindergarten Using UPSTART at Home
Shamir, Haya; Miner, Claudia; Izzo, Ann; Pocklington, David; Feehan, Kathryn; Yoder, Erik
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v27 n2 p209-230 Apr 2018
UPSTART is an in-home preschool program that uses CAI [computer-assisted instruction] to provide children an individualized reading curriculum. UPSTART forms a partnership with parents to ensure their children use the program for fifteen minutes per day, five days per week. This report summarizes the results of seven years of data. Data was collected using WACS ["Waterford Assessments of Core Skills"™], Bader, and Brigance. At the conclusion of each program year, children who have met the usage requirements have been assessed at the Kindergarten Advanced level. This average is regardless of ethnicity, socio-economic status, and geographic locale. Additionally, students who participated in the UPSTART program significantly outperformed control students on multiple reading subskills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A