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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
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
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