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National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC. – 2001
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
Zill, Nicholas; West, Jerry – 2001
With the launch of the U.S. Department of Education's Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99, measures of knowledge, skills, health, and behavior of a large and nationally representative sample of American Kindergartners are available. Drawing on data from the study, this report provides a portrait of kindergarten…
Descriptors: Age Differences, At Risk Persons, Child Health, Family Environment
Rathbun, Amy H.; Hausken, Elvira Germino – 2001
This study identified the types of transition activities practiced by kindergarten teachers/schools around the country, the relation of various school characteristics to transition activities, and the relation between transition activities and parent involvement during kindergarten. The study sample was comprised of 2,826 public school and 417…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Catholic Schools, Comparative Analysis, Family School Relationship
Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Meisels, Samuel J. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2001
This paper will review several important constructs in the area of social and emotional development of children in grades 2-5. The importance of social and emotional development has become increasingly evident in light of new research on the brain and the development of programs to prevent social and behavioral disorders in youth. This review will…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Elementary School Students, Grade 2
Rathbun, Amy H.; Walston, Jill T.; Hausken, Elvira Germino – 2000
This longitudinal study examined the extent to which developmentally appropriate practices of teaching and evaluation are accepted and implemented in primary schools and the relationship of teacher educational background and experience with the use of these practices. Data were obtained from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study kindergarten…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Comparative Analysis, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Practices
Hausken, E. Germino; Bose, J.; Lanauze, M. – 2000
This study examines the characteristics of a national sample of 2,684 public kindergarten classrooms by concentration of racial-ethnic minority enrollment. Data are from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study of the National Center for Education Statistics. Most minority students are enrolled in regular kindergarten classes. Less than 10% of the…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Longitudinal Studies
West, Jerry; Denton, Kristin; Germino-Hausken, Elvie – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2000
Presents findings from a new study that will follow a nationally representative sample of 1998-1999 kindergartners through fifth grade. Describes differences in first-time kindergartners' skills, health, and approaches to learning. Demonstrates that differences exist in children's skills and knowledge in relation to their characteristics,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Health, Kindergarten Children, Longitudinal Studies
Bredekamp, Sue – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2000
The greatest benefit of this study is that it provides the first-ever look at a nationally representative sample of the kindergarten population on school entry. Data suggest that most children are better prepared to enter school than many had thought. (SLD)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Health, Kindergarten Children, Longitudinal Studies
Love, John M. – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2000
The profile of school readiness in this report is important both for understanding children's levels of readiness to enter school and for advancing how the concept of readiness is conceptualized. (SLD)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Health, Kindergarten Children, Longitudinal Studies
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Reif, Kathleen – Public Libraries, 2000
explains the work by the Maryland Association of Public Library Administrators Birth to Five Task Force that has helped public libraries get involved in community programs for preschoolers. Topics include national resources and initiatives; brain research; reading research; Early Childhood Longitudinal Study; systems reform for solving community…
Descriptors: Brain, Community Problems, Community Programs, Evaluation Methods
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West, Jerry; Denton, Kristin; Reaney, Lizabeth M. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2000
The kindergarten year marks a period of rapid change in the ways children think about themselves and the world around them (Bredekamp and Copple 1997; Sameroff and McDonough 1994). Across this first year of schooling, children will acquire the knowledge and skills that will prove integral to their future success in school and in life. The…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Kindergarten, Young Children, Longitudinal Studies
Meisels, Samuel J.; Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Nicholson, Julie – 1996
Prepared in support of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS), which will examine children's early school experiences beginning with kindergarten, this working paper focuses on research regarding the measurement of young children's social competence, adaptive behavior, and approaches to learning. The paper reviews the key variables and…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Affective Measures, Behavior Problems, Cognitive Style
Green, Patricia J.; Hoogstra, Lisa A.; Ingels, Steven J.; Greene, Harrison N.; Marnell, Patricia K. – 1997
The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS) is a new study that will focus on children's early school experiences beginning in kindergarten. Approximately 23,000 children will be selected as they enter kindergarten and followed through fifth grade. Base-year data will be collected in the fall of 1998, but there will a field test in the 1996-97…
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Tests, Educational Assessment, Educational Research
Moore, Kristin; Manlove, Jennifer; Richter, Kerry; Halle, Tamara; Le Menestrel, Suzanne; Zaslow, Martha; Greene, Angela Dungee; Mariner, Carrie; Romano, Angela; Bridges, Lisa – 1999
The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort 2000 (ECLS-B) is a study that will assess children's health status and their growth and development in domains that are critical for later school readiness and academic achievement. This paper is one of several that have been prepared in support of ECLS-B design efforts. It is anticipated that…
Descriptors: Child Health, Cohort Analysis, Data Collection, Day Care
Perry, Nancy E.; Meisels, Samuel J. – 1996
The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS) is a study that focuses on children's early school experiences beginning with kindergarten. The ECLS was developed by the National Center for Education Statistics. Approximately 23,000 children were selected as they entered kindergarten, and were followed as they moved through fifth grade. This paper…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Elementary Education, Literature Reviews
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