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Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2017
This "Report Card to the Public" is a useful, yet limited, resource for families, communities, and policy makers to determine if Alaska's schools are working as well as they should for all students. Through Alaska's Education Challenge, Alaskans expressed three commitments toward the shared vision for an excellent education for every…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, National Competency Tests
Barnett, W. Steven; Epstein, Dale J.; Friedman, Allison H.; Boyd, Judi Stevenson; Hustedt, Jason T. – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2008
The 2008 State Preschool Yearbook is the sixth in a series of annual reports profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States. This yearbook presents data on state-funded prekindergarten during the 2007-2008 school year. The 2008 Yearbook is organized into three major sections. The first section offers a summary of the data,…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Evaluation, Yearbooks
Bridges, Margaret; Fuller, Bruce; Rumberger, Russell; Tran, Loan – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE (NJ1), 2004
Parents and policymakers are turning to preschools to better advance the school readiness and broader development of young children. Much remains unknown, including how preschool programs of varying quality affect diverse groups of children. This is particularly important as several California counties embark on ambitious and costly efforts to…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Access to Education, Child Development Centers, School Readiness
Snyder, Thomas D. – Principal, 1986
Summarizes 1970-85 educational trends and projections. Highlights increasing preschool, minority, and public elementary school enrollment, declining numbers of public elementary schools, increasing numbers of private and middle schools, fewer teachers (until the late 1980s), higher teacher salaries, growing dependency on state revenues, and…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Minority Groups
Hicks, John S.; And Others – 1988
This study evaluated the Five P's (Parent/Professional Preschool Performance Profile) observational scale through which preschool teachers and parents evaluate the behavior of disabled or nondisabled children in natural settings while the children interact with familiar adults over prolonged periods of time. Developmental skills and interfering…
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Classroom Observation Techniques, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
Vojtisek, John E. – Nibble, The Reference for Apple Computing, 1984
Provides complete listing of an Applesoft arcade-style game which teaches rapid recognition, discrimination, and sequencing of the alphabet. Four levels of play are featured for sequential reinforcement of these skills. The game also trains left-to-right scanning, promotes development of visual-motor integration skills, and develops directionality…
Descriptors: Alphabetizing Skills, Computer Software, Educational Games, Prereading Experience