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Figueras-Daniel, Alexandra – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
This guide aims to support state education agencies and early education partners develop coherent, research-based policy by guiding thinking, discussion, data collection, and gap analyses of current practices and policies that can lead to more intentional decision making relative to young Dual Language Learners (DLL) and English Learners (EL).…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Educational Objectives
Baldassare, Mark; Bonner, Dean; Dykman, Alyssa; Ward, Rachel – Public Policy Institute of California, 2019
Key findings from the current survey: (1) Most Californians say charter schools are an important option for parents in low-income areas--but many express concern that charters divert funding from traditional public schools; (2) More than half of residents across regions say teacher salaries in their community are too low; and (3) Majorities…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Public Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance
Faxon-Mills, Susannah; Whitaker, Anamarie A.; Cannon, Jill S.; Gomez, Celia J.; Karoly, Lynn A. – RAND Corporation, 2018
The Big Lift is a collective impact initiative extending from preschool to third grade in San Mateo County, California. The collective impact effort consists of people and organizations from various sectors uniting to tackle a single, complicated societal problem -- in this case, third grade reading achievement. The initiative is a partnership of…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Skills, Primary Education, Early Childhood Education
Gomez, Celia J.; Whitaker, Anamarie A.; Cannon, Jill S.; Karoly, Lynn A. – RAND Corporation, 2018
The Big Lift™ (Big Lift) is a preschool-third-grade collective impact initiative in San Mateo County, California. The initiative is a partnership of the County of San Mateo, San Mateo County Office of Education, and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Launched in 2012, the initiative aims to boost children's reading proficiency by third grade…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Outcomes of Education, Elementary Education
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Gillanders, Cristina; Franco, Ximena; Seidel, Kent; Castro, Dina C.; Méndez, Lucía I. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This study examined how early writing develops in Spanish-English-speaking children of Mexican and Central American descent who are dual language learners (DLLs) in the United States. The emergent writing skills in Spanish and English of 140 preschoolers in a multisite study were assessed using name- and word-writing tasks during the children's…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Bilingual Students, Preschool Children, Kindergarten
Gomez, Celia J.; Cannon, Jill S.; Whitaker, Anamarie; Karoly, Lynn A. – RAND Corporation, 2017
This appendix provides additional details on the underlying data, statistical models, and results presented in the main report. We first describe how we created each control and outcome variable and its source (e.g., parent report), followed by an overview of the logistic regression models employed, and then provide the full set of results from…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Preschool Education, Emergent Literacy
Manship, Karen; Farber, Jonathan; Smith, Claire; Drummond, Katie – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2016
Participation in high-quality preschool can improve academic, behavioral, social-emotional, and cognitive outcomes for students of varying backgrounds, including students from disadvantaged backgrounds (e.g., Andrews, Jargowsky, and Kuhne 2012; Barnett 2008; Camilli et al. 2010; Karoly and Bigelow 2005; Reynolds et al. 2007). However, some studies…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Primary Education, Alignment (Education), Individualized Instruction
Valentino, Rachel; Stipek, Deborah J. – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2016
Empirical evidence that horizontal alignment of policies and practices from preschool through the early elementary grades sustains the effects of quality preschool and contributes to children's learning is scarce, as discussed above, but there are nevertheless good reasons to expect benefits to such alignment. Moreover, many districts and schools…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Preschool Education, Primary Education, Early Childhood Education
Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2016
"PreK-3 Alignment in California's Education System: Obstacles and Opportunities" by Rachel Valentino and Deborah J. Stipek reviews the opportunities and challenges that must be addressed to better align PreK-3 education in California. The report describes policies and practices that districts have implemented to strengthen alignment, and…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Preschool Education, Primary Education, Early Childhood Education
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Guo, Ying; Sun, Shuyan; Breit-Smith, Allison; Morrison, Frederick J.; Connor, Carol McDonald – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Using data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, this study examined the cross-lagged relations between behavioral engagement and reading achievement in elementary school and whether these cross-lagged relations differed between low-socioeconomic status (SES) and mid-…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Learner Engagement, Student Behavior, Reading Achievement
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Walk, Anne; Matsuo, Hisako; Giovanoni, Alex – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2015
The aim of the present study is to explore a variety of cognitive and social variables which are most relevant to children's linguistic success in an educational setting. The study examines kindergarten English language outcomes in classrooms containing monolingual English speaking children and bilingual children who speak English and one other…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Bilingualism
Gelatt, Julia; Adams, Gina; Huerta, Sandra – Urban Institute, 2014
In recent years, many states have expanded their state-funded prekindergarten programs, drawing on evidence that public investments in early childhood education bring substantial returns in children's educational trajectories and a more skilled future workforce. Evidence also suggests that returns to early education may be larger for children of…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Kindergarten, Access to Education, Barriers
Sanchez, Monika – John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2014
This report is a longitudinal examination of "Preschool for All" (PFA) participants, tracking students' experiences across their first four years in elementary school. It builds upon a 2009 study that found that PFA graduates in San Mateo County were better prepared for kindergarten than their classmates who had not attended preschool…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, School Districts, Urban Schools, Preschool Education
Cavagnaro, Elizabeth; Mindnich, Jessica Dalesandro; Arac, Derya; Roaseau, Ashley – Children Now, 2014
There is strong consensus in California and in the country around the notions of equal opportunity for all children, and giving kids a chance of having it better than their parents. The reality in California is that most families lack the means and resources to provide their children with the basic building blocks of a productive life in the 21st…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, At Risk Students, Academic Achievement
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Starkey, Prentice; Klein, Alice; DeFlorio, Lydia – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
There is a national need for effective interventions to improve school readiness and subsequent achievement in mathematics for students from low-income families. The purpose of this study was to implement and evaluate a 2-year preschool math intervention that began at preschool entry when children were 3 years of age and continued through the end…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten
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