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Lee, Phyllis; Bierman, Karen L. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
For socioeconomically disadvantaged children, a positive experience in kindergarten may play a particularly important role in fostering the behavioral adjustment and learning engagement necessary for school success. Prior research has identified supportive student--teacher relationships and classroom emotional support as two features of the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Disadvantaged Youth, Low Income Groups, Early Intervention
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Cash, Anne Henry; Ansari, Arya; Grimm, Kevin J.; Pianta, Robert C. – Early Education and Development, 2019
The current study focuses on the cumulative effect on children's early learning outcomes of the quality of teacher-child interactions over multiple years during early childhood. Using propensity score matching to minimize selection bias, we compared the academic outcomes of children who experienced consistently high-quality or consistently…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Preschool Education, Kindergarten
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen S.; Garwood, Justin D.; Mokrova, Irina L. – FPG Child Development Institute, 2016
This executive summary presents results from a study that began in 2013-2014, and involves a longitudinal design to follow a sample of 1,169 children (139 Spanish-speaking DLLs) who attended 199 randomly-selected Georgia's Pre-K classrooms. These findings focus on results from the second year of the study, which included 1,034 of these children…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Kindergarten
Farran, Dale C.; Wilson, Sandra J.; Meador, Deanna; Norvell, Jennifer; Nesbitt, Kimberly – Peabody Research Institute, 2015
The experimental evaluation of the "Tools of the Mind Pre-K Curriculum" described in this report was designed to examine the effectiveness of the "Tools of the Mind" ("Tools") curriculum for enhancing children's self-regulation skills and their academic preparation for kindergarten when compared to the usual…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Preschool Curriculum, Self Management, Academic Achievement
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Anderson, Sara; Phillips, Deborah – Developmental Psychology, 2017
We employed data from a longitudinal investigation of over 1,000 children who participated in Tulsa's universal school-based pre-K program in 2005, and path modeling techniques, to examine the contribution of pre-K classroom quality to both kindergarten- and middle-school academic skills. We also examined gender and income-related differences in…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Young Children
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Wenz-Gross, Melodie; Yoo, Yeonsoo; Upshur, Carole C.; Gambino, Anthony J. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Efforts to improve the achievement gap between low-income children and their more affluent peers has led to the development of classroom interventions and curricula to increase executive functioning (EF) and social-emotional skills (SE), thought to be foundational for learning. The Second Step Early Learning (SSEL) curriculum is a commercially…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Achievement Gap, At Risk Students, Executive Function
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McKinnon, Rachel D.; Blair, Clancy – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Teacher-child relationships have been linked to children's classroom engagement and to academic achievement. However, researchers have paid minimal attention to individual child factors that predict the development of these relationships. In the current study, we examined executive function (EF) prior to school entry as a predictor of…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Executive Function
Lipsey, Mark W.; Nesbitt, Kimberly Turner; Farran, Dale C.; Dong, Nianbo; Fuhs, Mary Wagner; Wilson, Sandra Jo – Peabody Research Institute, 2014
Identifying and understanding the foundational skills children need to participate effectively in formal schooling is an important objective for research in early childhood education. One component of school readiness is cognitive self-regulation (CSR). The question this study addresses is how to assess CSR with prekindergarten-aged children in a…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Academic Achievement, Preschool Children, Self Control
Lipsey, Mark W.; Farran, Dale C.; Hofer, Kerry G. – Peabody Research Institute, 2015
In 2009, Vanderbilt University's Peabody Research Institute, in coordination with the Tennessee Department of Education's Division of Curriculum and Instruction, initiated a rigorous, independent evaluation of the state's Voluntary Prekindergarten program (TN- VPK). TN-VPK is a full-day prekindergarten program for four-year-old children expected…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Outcomes of Education, Randomized Controlled Trials, State Programs
Lipsey, Mark W.; Hofer, Kerry G.; Dong, Nianbo; Farran, Dale C.; Bilbrey, Carol – Peabody Research Institute, 2013
In 2009, Vanderbilt University's Peabody Research Institute, with the assistance of the Tennessee Department of Education's Division of Curriculum and Instruction, initiated a rigorous, independent evaluation of the state's Voluntary Prekindergarten program (TN- VPK). TN-VPK is a full-day prekindergarten program for four-year-old children expected…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Outcomes of Education, Randomized Controlled Trials, State Programs
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Bloom, Howard S.; Weiland, Christina – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Head Start is the largest publicly funded preschool program in the U.S., and one of its primary goals is to improve the school readiness of low-income children. As has been widely reported, the first randomized trial of Head Start in the program's history found some evidence that it is achieving this goal. Receiving one year of Head Start had…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, School Readiness
Johanson, Megan; Justice, Laura M.; Logan, Jessica – Grantee Submission, 2016
Many preschool language-focused interventions attempt to boost language and literacy skills in young children at risk in these areas of development, though the long-term effects of such interventions are not well-established. This study investigated kindergarten language and reading skills, specifically the subcomponents of vocabulary, decoding,…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Reading Skills, Decoding (Reading), Intervention
Johanson, Megan; Justice, Laura M.; Logan, Jessica – Applied Developmental Science, 2016
Many preschool language-focused interventions attempt to boost language and literacy skills in young children at risk in these areas of development, though the long-term effects of such interventions are not well-established. This study investigated kindergarten language and reading skills, specifically the subcomponents of vocabulary, decoding,…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Education, Language Skills, Intervention
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Lipsey, Mark W. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Relatively few rigorous studies of the effectiveness of contemporary public prekindergarten programs have been conducted despite the growing number of programs and large monetary investments that accompany them. The study on which this presentation is based was launched in partnership with the Tennessee State Department of Education's Division of…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, School Readiness
Willoughby, Michael T.; Magnus, Brooke; Vernon-Feagans, Lynne; Blair, Clancy B. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Substantial evidence has established that individual differences in executive function (EF) in early childhood are uniquely predictive of children's academic readiness at school entry. The current study tested whether growth trajectories of EF across the early childhood period could be used to identify a subset of children who were at pronounced…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Young Children, Kindergarten, School Readiness
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