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Costantino-Lane, Tina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
This article compares developmental kindergartens of the past to current academic kindergartens through the voices of kindergarten teachers who taught in both types. Data were obtained from interviews of ten public school kindergarten teachers from California with experience in kindergarten ranging 18-34 years (M = 24). Teachers indicated that…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Young Children
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Ackerman, Debra L. – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
In this report I share the results of a document-based, comparative case study aimed at increasing our understanding about the potential utility of state kindergarten entry assessments (KEAs) to provide evidence of English learner (EL) kindergartners' knowledge and skills and, in turn, inform kindergarten teachers' instruction. Using a sample of 9…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Kindergarten, School Readiness, Knowledge Level
Atchison, Bruce; Pompelia, Sarah – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Policymakers and educators continue to grapple with issues of persistent achievement gaps in student performance at third grade and beyond. As they do, they look for ways to create a more seamless system of education that is "connected from one stage to the next -- reducing the chances that students will be lost along the way or require…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Alignment (Education), School Readiness, Preschool Children
Gomez, Celia J.; Whitaker, Anamarie A.; Cannon, Jill S.; Karoly, Lynn A. – RAND Corporation, 2018
Launched in 2012, The Big Lift is a collective impact initiative extending from preschool to third grade that aims to boost children's reading proficiency in San Mateo County, California, through four different types of activities, called "pillars": (1) High-Quality Preschool, (2) Summer Learning, (3) School Attendance, and (4) Family…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Outcomes of Education, Elementary Schools
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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Edyburn, Kelly L.; Quirk, Matthew; Felix, Erika; Swami, Sruthi; Goldstein, Ariel; Terzieva, Antoniya; Scheller, Jennifer – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2017
This study examined the relative contributions of Latino/a children's (N = 102) school readiness and early literacy skills during kindergarten in predicting first grade reading achievement. By using discriminant function analyses, the current study identified a set of areas to assess that could be used to effectively screen children during…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Hispanic American Students, Reading Achievement, Literacy
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
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Quirk, Matthew; Mayworm, Ashley; Edyburn, Kelly; Furlong, Michael J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
This study examined the dimensionality and measurement invariance of the Kindergarten Student Entrance Profile (KSEP) when used to rate the school readiness of children from different ethnic backgrounds (Latino or White, non-Latino), as well as from households where a different language was predominant (Spanish or English). Teachers rated the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Screening Tests, School Readiness, Factor Analysis
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Quirk, Matthew; Grimm, Ryan; Furlong, Michael J.; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Swami, Sruthi – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
This study utilized latent class analysis (LCA) to identify 5 discernible profiles of Latino children's (N = 1,253) social-emotional, physical, and cognitive school readiness at the time of kindergarten entry. In addition, a growth mixture modeling (GMM) approach was used to identify 3 unique literacy achievement trajectories, across Grades 2-5,…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Kindergarten, Young Children, School Readiness
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Maniates, Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Early childhood educators are concerned about a "shovedown" of elementary school expectations, standards, and curriculum on to young children due to policy-makers' moves towards utilising preschool programmes to address disparities in academic achievement. This study employs interviews and classroom observations to contrast the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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Diamond, Elena; Furlong, Michael J.; Quirk, Matthew – Contemporary School Psychology, 2016
This study investigated associations between school-readiness patterns of Latino students and their subsequent academic achievement. After identifying a subgroup of students with academic risk at kindergarten entry who showed signs of later average or better academic skill development, academic data were gathered to explore how this group of…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Hispanic American Students, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students
Manship, Karen; Quick, Heather; Holod, Aleksandra; Mills, Nicholas; Ogut, Burhan; Chernoff, Jodi Jacobson; Blum, Jarah; Hauser, Alison; Anthony, Jennifer; González, Raquel – American Institutes for Research, 2015
Transitional kindergarten--the first year of a two-year kindergarten program for California children born between September 2 and December 2--is intended to better prepare young five-year-olds for kindergarten and ensure a strong start to their educational career. The goal of this study was to measure the success of the program by determining the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, School Readiness, Transitional Programs
American Institutes for Research, 2015
Transitional kindergarten--the first year of a two-year kindergarten program for California children born between September 2 and December 2--is intended to better prepare young five-year-olds for Kindergarten and ensure a strong start to their educational career. The goal of this study was to measure the success of the program by determining the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, School Readiness, Transitional Programs
Children Now, 2015
Every teacher, principal, and school administrator wants their young students to thrive as they move through the transitional kindergarten and kindergarten years and into the early elementary grades. With the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and the Local Control Funding Formula, school districts have new opportunities to…
Descriptors: School Readiness, State Standards, Educational Planning, Alignment (Education)
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Quirk, Matthew; Mayworm, Ashley; Furlong, Michael J.; Grimm, Ryan; Rebelez, Jennica – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
This study examined the dimensionality and measurement invariance of the Kindergarten Student Entrance Profile (KSEP), a brief screening tool designed for use as a universal school readiness assessment. Teachers rated the readiness of 10,031 children during the first month of kindergarten in four ethnically diverse, medium-sized school districts…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Screening Tests, School Readiness, Factor Analysis
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