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Clements, Douglas H.; Agodini, Roberto; Harris, Barbara – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
In this Appendix, we provide details about the data used for the current study, the curricula used in the classrooms from which data were collected, and the current study's methodological approach. (Contains 14 tables and 5 footnotes.)[For full report, see ED544189.]
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Achievement, Institutional Characteristics
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West, Jerry – AERA Open, 2017
The introduction to this Special Topic Collection has two parts. To provide background and context for the articles in the collection, Part 1 tells the story of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study program at the National Center for Education Statistics. It offers an abridged history of this program and describes the designs of the two national…
Descriptors: Children, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Kindergarten
Ansari, Arya; Crosnoe, Robert – Grantee Submission, 2018
The transition into kindergarten often serves as the basis for long-term disparities in educational attainment because initially small differences in early learning widen throughout the K-12 educational system. Given the long-standing disparities in their academic achievement related to being of low socioeconomic status and a racial/ethnic…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, English Language Learners, School Readiness, Academic Achievement
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Peugh, James L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
Applied early adolescent researchers often sample students (Level 1) from within classrooms (Level 2) that are nested within schools (Level 3), resulting in data that requires multilevel modeling analysis to avoid Type 1 errors. Although several articles have been published to assist researchers with analyzing sample data nested at two levels, few…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Research, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Data Analysis
Joyner, Stacey; Theodore, Kathleen – Southeast Comprehensive Center, 2011
The first 5 years of life are a critical foundation for children's early learning and lifelong development. This eBulletin highlights school readiness, how early experiences matter, the role of preschool in supporting readiness, and state and local efforts to implement recommendations from the National Governors Association (NGA). The following…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Success, Early Childhood Education, Child Development
García, Emma; Weiss, Elaine – Economic Policy Institute, 2015
Understanding disparities in school readiness among America's children when they begin kindergarten is critically important, now more than ever. In today's 21st century global economy, it is expected that the great majority of children will complete high school ready to enter college or begin a career, and assume their civic responsibilities. This…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Equal Education, Early Childhood Education, Social Influences
Lee, Jaekyung; Finn, Jeremy; Liu, Xiaoyan – Online Submission, 2011
Through a synthesis of test publisher norms and national longitudinal datasets, this study provides new national norms of academic growth in K-12 reading and math that can be used to reinterpret conventional effect sizes in time units. We propose d' a time-indexed effect size metric to estimate how long it would take for an "untreated"…
Descriptors: Control Groups, National Norms, Effect Size, Mathematics Education
Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2005
A new national study provides some of the strongest evidence to date to support what many educators and parents of young children already believe, children learn more in full-day kindergarten programs than they do in half-day programs. The findings are based on federal data from a nationally representative sample of 8,000 children in public…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Extended School Day, Time Factors (Learning), Cost Effectiveness
Laosa, Luis M.; Ainsworth, Pat – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2007
The growth in public preschool education is based on research that shows high-quality prekindergarten has a positive effect on children's chances of succeeding in school and life. Beneath the surface of this growth, however, lies a troubling lag in preschool education participation by the nation's largest, fastest growing and yet most…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Preschool Education, Hispanic American Students, Educational Policy
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
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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