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ERIC Number: EJ918763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0885-2006
The Impact of Preprimary School on Primary School Achievement in Bangladesh
Aboud, Frances E.; Hossain, Kamal
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, v26 n2 p237-246 2011
Evidence was collected regarding changes over 3 years in the quality of a preprimary program in rural Bangladesh and differences in school achievement of children who did and did not attend. The quality of 30 preprimary schools was evaluated using the ECERS-R (Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised) and ECERS-E (-Extension). Results indicated that the quality improved overall from 3.50 in 2006 to 5.24 in 2008. Samples of 180 graduates of these schools were annually followed into first and second grades and tested for five competencies: speaking, writing, reading, oral mathematics and written mathematics. Their achievement scores were compared with students in their classrooms and students in neighboring schools who did not have the opportunity to attend preprimary schools. First graders in 2008 performed significantly better than comparisons in all competencies, and better than earlier graduates. Second graders performed significantly better than comparisons on all but Reading. Qualities of the math preprimary program correlated with math achievement in Grade 1 only. Consequently the quality of the preprimary program improved over time along with higher achievement for its graduates. The findings support efforts to expand high-quality programs in developing countries to help children succeed in the early primary grades.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale