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Soliday Hong, S.; Zadrozny, S.; Walker, J.; Love, E. N. G.; Osborne, J. D.; Owen, J. L.; Jenkins, G.; Peisner-Feinberg, E. – FPG Child Development Institute, 2021
The purpose of this study was to examine associations between attendance in Georgia's Pre-K Program and children's academic and social outcomes through third grade. This report includes a sub-study that incorporates a comparison group of children who did not attend any pre-k program. This report focuses on third grade outcomes, but it also…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Primary Education, Grade 1, Grade 2
Soliday Hong, S.; Zadrozny, S.; Walker, J.; Love, E. N. G.; Osborne, J. D.; Owen, J. L.; Jenkins, G.; Peisner-Feinberg, E. – FPG Child Development Institute, 2021
This report summarizes results from the Georgia's Pre-K Longitudinal Study Third-Grade Report. The study followed a representative sample of children (n=1,169) from their pre-k experience (2013-2014) through the third grade (2017-2018). Study components include: (1) Standardized child assessments that measure skills across learning domains. By…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Primary Education, Grade 1, Grade 2
Steinbrenner, Jessica R.; Hume, Kara; Odom, Samuel L.; Morin, Kristi L.; Nowell, Sallie W.; Tomaszewski, Brianne; Szendrey, Susan; McIntyre, Nancy S.; Yücesoy-Özkan, Serife; Savage, Melissa N. – FPG Child Development Institute, 2020
Autism is currently one of the most prominent and widely discussed human conditions. Its increased prevalence has intensified the demand for effective educational and therapeutic services, and intervention science is providing mounting evidence about practices that positively impact outcomes. The purpose of this report is to describe a set of…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen; Burchinal, Margaret; Soliday Hong, Sandra; Yazejian, Noreen; Shelton-Ormond, Anna; Foster, Tiffany – FPG Child Development Institute, 2020
Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts (PA PKC) is a state-funded prekindergarten program for 3- and 4-year-old children to help them gain school readiness skills. The goal of PA PKC is to help reduce educational disparities by providing high quality prekindergarten for children who lack opportunities or reside in environments that place them at risk of school…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, School Readiness, Program Effectiveness, Equal Education
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen; Soliday Hong, Sandra; Yazejian, Noreen; Zadrozny, Sabrina; Burchinal, Margaret – FPG Child Development Institute, 2020
Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts (PA PKC) is a state-funded prekindergarten program for 3- and 4- year-old children to help them gain school readiness skills. The goal of PA PKC is to help reduce educational disparities by providing high quality prekindergarten for children who lack opportunities or reside in environments that place them at risk of…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, School Readiness, Program Effectiveness, Equal Education
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen; Zadrozny, Sabrina; Kuhn, Laura; Van Manen, Karen – FPG Child Development Institute, 2019
The primary purpose of the 2017-2018 NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K) Evaluation was to examine the effectiveness of the NC Pre-K Program using a randomized controlled trial (RCT) design. The major issue addressed by this type of study is around the benefits of offering children access to enrollment in NC Pre-K. An RCT is considered the…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, State Programs, Preschool Children, Program Effectiveness
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen; Zadrozny, Sabrina; Kuhn, Laura; Van Manen, Karen – FPG Child Development Institute, 2019
The primary purpose of the 2017-2018 NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K) Evaluation was to examine the effectiveness of the NC Pre-K Program using a randomized controlled trial (RCT) design. Because children are randomly assigned to either receive NC Pre-K (treatment) or not (control) in an RCT, differences in outcomes can be causally attributed to…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, State Programs, Preschool Children, Program Effectiveness
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen; Van Manen, Karen; Mokrova, Irina; Burchinal, Margaret – FPG Child Development Institute, 2019
In 2011-2012, the Georgia legislature funded a series of ongoing studies to evaluate Georgia's Pre-K Program. The 2016-2017 Georgia's Pre-K Program Evaluation focuses on the results of the fourth year of this longitudinal study, through second grade. The purpose of the current evaluation study was to examine longitudinal outcomes for children…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen; Van Manen, Karen; Mokrova, Irina; Burchinal, Margaret – FPG Child Development Institute, 2019
In 2011-2012, the Georgia legislature funded a series of ongoing studies to evaluate Georgia's Pre-K Program. The 2016-2017 Georgia's Pre-K Program Evaluation focuses on the results of the fourth year of this longitudinal study, through second grade. The purpose of the current evaluation study was to examine longitudinal outcomes for children…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen S.; Van Manen, Karen W.; Mokrova, Irina L. – FPG Child Development Institute, 2018
The primary purpose of the 2016-2017 North Carolina (NC) Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K) Evaluation study was to examine variability in enrollment practices within the statewide Pre-K Program. Four major categories of enrollment practices were examined: recruitment, application, placement, and waitlist. The study involved all 91 local NC Pre-K Program…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Enrollment, Student Recruitment, Student Placement
Early, Diane M.; LaForett, Doré R.; Kraus, Syndee – FPG Child Development Institute, 2017
During the 2015-16 academic year, Georgia's Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) piloted three professional development models for Georgia's Pre-K teachers. All three models focused on the Instructional Support domain of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System™ (CLASS; Pianta, La Paro, & Hamre, 2008) and used resources developed by…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers, Models, Control Groups
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen S. – FPG Child Development Institute, 2017
Since the NC Pre-K (More at Four) Program began in 2001-2002, a variety of statewide evaluation studies have been conducted by the FPG Child Development Institute. These annual evaluations have included several studies of program services, classroom quality, and children's outcomes during pre-k as well as longer-term into kindergarten and third…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Outcomes of Education
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
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen S.; Mokrova, Irina L.; Anderson, Treshawn 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
Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen S.; Garwood, Justin D.; Mokrova, Irina L. – FPG Child Development Institute, 2016
This report focuses on the results of the second year of this longitudinal study--the 2014-2015 Georgia's Pre-K Program Evaluation. The purpose of this evaluation study was to examine initial longitudinal outcomes related to school readiness for children and the quality of their classrooms from pre-k through kindergarten. The primary evaluation…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Kindergarten
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