ERIC Number: EJ1049367
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Effects of Preschool Intervention Strategies on School Readiness in Kindergarten
Ma, Xin; Nelson, Regena F.; Shen, Jianping; Krenn, Huilan Y.
Educational Research for Policy and Practice, v14 n1 p1-17 Feb 2015
Using hierarchical linear modeling, the present study aimed to examine whether targeted intervention strategies implemented individually during a preschool program exhibited any short-term and long-term effects on children's school readiness in kindergarten, utilizing data gathered through the Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) initiative. Outcome measures included scales from the Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales and Bracken Basic Concept Scales. The short-term effects highlighted the intervention strategy of age-appropriate well-designed learning materials that effectively excelled children in overall conceptual development. We found no long-term effects of any intervention strategy on school readiness (SPARK children did not exhibit any statistically significant gains in school readiness measures in kindergarten).
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Intervention, Educational Strategies, School Readiness, Kindergarten, Outcome Measures, Rating Scales, Instructional Materials, Concept Formation, Statistical Significance
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales