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Gottfried, Michael; Le, Vi-Nhuan; Datar, Ashlesha – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
In evaluating the role of kindergarten entry age, previous researchers have not examined the entry-age effects for English language learners (ELL). Additionally, little work has assessed the role of entry age on both achievement and social-emotional outcomes. This study is the first to do both simultaneously. The authors used data from a…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Kindergarten, School Entrance Age, Outcomes of Education
Freedberg, Louis; Frey, Susan – EdSource, 2017
Compelling research shows that attending high-quality, full-day preschool and kindergarten is associated with improved outcomes for students. These outcomes include greater school readiness in a number of areas including language development, higher academic performance in math and reading, and less likelihood of being retained in later elementary…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education, School Readiness
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Alkhawaldeh, Mustafa; Hyassat, Mizyed; Al-Zboon, Eman; Ahmad, Jamal – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The current research investigated early years teachers' perspectives regarding the role of computer technology in supporting children's learning in Jordanian kindergartens. Thirty semistructured interviews were conducted with preschool teachers. The sample of kindergartens in this study was purposefully selected from the targeted population of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education
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Ansari, Arya; Gottfried, Michael A. – AERA Open, 2018
Data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Class of 2010-2011 were used to examine the implications of preschool and full-day kindergarten enrollment for the subsequent school absences of 2,056 children with disabilities. Results suggest that children with disabilities who went to preschool were absent less frequently in…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Disabilities, Children, Attendance
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Lepola, Janne; Hannula-Sormunen, Minna – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2019
In this 3-year longitudinal study, we examined the interplay of children's motivational orientations, spontaneous focusing on numerosity (SFON) and number sequence and arithmetical skills from kindergarten (at age 6) to grade 1 (at age 7). We also examined the direct and indirect contributions of motivation and SFON to the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Correlation, Predictor Variables, Mathematics Achievement
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Ansari, Arya; Gottfried, Michael A. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Class of 2010-2011 were used to examine the implications of preschool and full-day kindergarten enrollment for the subsequent school absences of 2,056 children with disabilities. Results suggest that children with disabilities who went to preschool were absent less frequently in…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Attendance Patterns
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Hover, Ashlee – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2018
School administrators and teachers create a culture for high learning and achievement when they partner with parents to make decisions regarding the optimal age to begin formal schooling. The age that students begin school has decreased across the globe; however, the United States has various eligibility dates for school entry that require…
Descriptors: Decision Making, School Community Relationship, Parent School Relationship, School Entrance Age
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Eviatar, Zohar; Taha, Haitham; Shwartz, Mila – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
In the current study we examined three questions. First: How does emergent bilingualism affect the development of metalinguistic awareness in kindergarten and first grade? We compared the changes in scores of tests of phonological awareness and morphological awareness from kindergarten to first grade, in two bilingual groups (Hebrew-Arabic and…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Metacognition, Semitic Languages, Bilingual Students
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Mulligan, Gail M.; McCarroll, Jill Carlivati; Flanagan, Kristin Denton; McPhee, Cameron – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011) is the third in a series of longitudinal studies of young children conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. The ECLS-K:2011 collected information about the early…
Descriptors: Children, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Outcomes of Education
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Jones, Cindy D.; Reutzel, D. Ray – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine whether the code-related features used in current methods of writing instruction in kindergarten classrooms transfer reading outcomes for kindergarten students. We randomly assigned kindergarten students to 3 instructional groups: a writing workshop group, an interactive writing group, and a control group.…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Skills, Investigations, Reading Writing Relationship
Soltero-Ruiz, Erlinda E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Children need to be ready to enter kindergarten, or they may begin to fall further and further behind. The achievement gap may start prior to children entering kindergarten due to their lack of early learning opportunities. The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of kindergarten teachers regarding which readiness skills preschool…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, School Readiness
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Cascio, Elizabeth U.; Schanzenbach, Diane Whitmore – Education Finance and Policy, 2016
We estimate the effects of relative age in kindergarten using data from an experiment where children of the same age were randomly assigned to different kindergarten classmates. We exploit the resulting experimental variation in relative age in conjunction with variation in expected kindergarten entry age based on birth date to account for…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Age, School Entrance Age, Selective Admission
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen S.; Mokrova, I. L.; Anderson, T. L. – FPG Child Development Institute, 2017
The purpose of the 2015-2016 NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K) Evaluation study was to examine the long-term effects of participation in NC Pre-K at the end of kindergarten. Two groups of children were compared--those who attended NC Pre-K (treatment) and those who had not attended NC Pre-K (comparison). Propensity score matching (PSM) was used to…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Kindergarten
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McIntyre, Laura Lee; Eckert, Tanya L.; Arbolino, Lauren A.; DiGennaro Reed, Florence D.; Fiese, Barbara H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Research suggests that a large percentage of kindergarten children do not successfully transition to school (Rimm-Kaufman et al. 2000). As a result, a number of school transition initiatives have been developed by educators and policy makers to address the difficulties young children may experience upon kindergarten entry. Despite this attention,…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Transitional Programs, School Psychologists
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Heagle, Kaitlyn; Timmons, Kristy; Hargreaves, Fabienne; Pelletier, Janette – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The objective of the present study is to capture children's voices to compare traditional half-day and play-based full-day kindergarten children's perspectives on two research questions: What is important about kindergarten, and what is your favourite thing about school? Children's responses were compared for emerging academic and social themes.…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Comparative Analysis, Relevance (Education), Student Satisfaction
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