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Gershoff, Elizabeth – 2003
This report describes the degree and nature of hardship among low-income and poor working and nonworking families in a nationally representative sample of kindergartners--the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (Kindergarten Cohort). Five hardship indicators were examined: (1) lack of child health insurance; (2) child has not seen doctor at least…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Employed Parents, Family Work Relationship
Denton, Kristin; West, Jerry; Walston, Jill – 2003
Kindergarten and first grade represent a time of rapid growth and learning for children. During these years, children acquire the reading knowledge and skills that prepare them for future schooling and life. Until recently, little national data have been available on young children's reading skills. The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study,…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Classroom Environment, Family Environment, Full Day Half Day Schedules
Gershoff, Elizabeth – 2003
This report confirms the detrimental effects of low family income on children by examining the well-being of children across all incomes and race-ethnicity groups in a nationally representative sample of children attending kindergarten and participating in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99. The sample included…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Comparative Analysis
Prakash, Naomi; West, Jerry; Denton, Kristin – 2003
Data from the base-year (kindergarten) collection of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K) were used to describe the use of entrance or placement tests prior to kindergarten by schools in the United States that offer kindergarten classes. Also examined were the different ways that schools use the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten Children, Low Income Groups
Rathbun, Amy H.; Reaney, Lizabeth M.; West, Jerry – 2003
This study drew on data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 to examine whether children made gains in general knowledge over the summer following their first year of kindergarten, whether general knowledge gains were similar for all children, and whether participation in certain types of summer activities…
Descriptors: Early Experience, Enrichment Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Influences
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Lin, Huey-Ling; Lawrence, Frank R.; Gorrell, Jeffrey – Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 2003
Drew on data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-- Kindergarten cohort 1998-1999 to examine kindergarten teachers' perceptions of children's school readiness. Found a strong emphasis on social aspects of learning. Female teachers valued social aspects of learning more than did males. Younger teachers valued academic skills more than older…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Comparative Analysis, Context Effect, Geographic Regions
Hausken, Elvira Germino; Rathbun, Amy H. – 2002
Noting that the kindergarten year is important in establishing competencies critical to children's success and achievement in school, and the lack of information on how children make the transition to kindergarten, this study examined differences in parental reports of children's adjustment behaviors for a large, nationally representative sample…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Childhood Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Disabilities
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC. – 2002
The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS-K), Kindergarten Class of 1998-99, selected a nationally representative sample of approximately 22,000 kindergartners in the fall of 1998 and is following these children through the end of the fifth grade. Baseline data about these children, their families, and their kindergarten programs were collected…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Child Health, Data
Denton, Kristin; West, Jerry – 2002
This report is the third in a series based on findings about young children's early experiences with school from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K). Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, the ECLS-K study selected a nationally representative sample of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
Coley, Richard J. – 2002
The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K) follows a nationally representative sample of children from kindergarten through fifth grade. This study analyzed the first results from the ECLS-K about kindergartners performance on a variety of reading and mathematics tasks, and it gathered valuable contextual…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Beginning Reading, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Education
Davis, Celestine, Ed. – 2002
This report summarizes current National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) programs, including its major publications and plans for future work. In addition to updating the descriptions of long-standing data collections, such as the Common Core of Data, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, and the National Assessment of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Data Collection, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
Son, Seung-Hee Claire; Strasser, Katherine – 2002
Noting that families from different socioeconomic status groups (SES) showed differences in their literacy-related practices, this study examined the importance of considering home literacy activities and parental beliefs on early literacy skills as a potential mediator of SES on early reading. Data were obtained from the base year dataset of the…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Emergent Literacy, Family Environment, Family Literacy
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Apodaca-Tucker, Mary T.; Slate, John R. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2002
Analyzed data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten to determine the extent to which school-based management was reported as having been implemented differently by public and private elementary school principals. Findings based on 866 principals show that public school principals have implemented school-based management to a…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Principals, Private Schools, Program Implementation
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Rock, Donald A.; Pollack, Judith M. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2002
This report documents the design, development, and psychometric characteristics of the assessment instruments used in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K). The ECLS-K is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. The ECLS-K was designed to assess the…
Descriptors: Children, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Test Construction
Rock, Donald A.; Pollack, Judith M. – 2002
The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K), selected a nationally representative sample of approximately 22,000 kindergartners in the fall of 1998 and is following these children through the end of the fifth grade. Baseline data about these children, their families, and their kindergarten programs were collected…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Catholic Schools, Cognitive Ability
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