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ERIC Number: EJ747496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0885-2006
Children's School Readiness in the ECLS-K: Predictions to Academic, Health, and Social Outcomes in First Grade
Hair, Elizabeth; Halle, Tamara; Terry-Humen, Elizabeth; Lavelle, Bridget; Calkins, Julia
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, v21 n4 p431-454 2006
Two studies examine patterns of school readiness in children at school entry and how these patterns predict first-grade outcomes in a nationally representative sample of first-time kindergartners from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study--Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999 (N = 17,219). In Study 1, cluster analyses revealed four profiles at kindergarten entry: comprehensive positive development (30%), social/emotional and health strengths (34%), social/emotional risk (13%), and health risk (22.5% of the sample). Study 2 results suggested that children with one of the two "risk" profiles were more likely to be from families with multiple socioeconomic disadvantages. In addition, all four profiles differentially predicted academic and social adjustment in early elementary school. Children with a risk profile performed the worst on all outcomes; children with a comprehensive positive development profile performed the best. The authors discuss the need for early identification of children who may be at risk for entering school with few school readiness strengths.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1; Kindergarten
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Language: English
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