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Lipsey, Mark W.; Farran, Dale C.; Hofer, Kerry G. – Peabody Research Institute, 2016
Many states have implemented or expanded state-funded prekindergarten programs in the last decade, encouraged by claims about the benefits that can be expected and the importance of early experiences for children's development, especially for economically disadvantaged children. However, there is remarkably little methodologically adequate…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, State Programs, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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
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
Meador, Deanna; Nesbitt, Kimberly; Farran, Dale – Peabody Research Institute, 2015
The "Experimental Evaluation of the Tools of the Mind Pre-K Curriculum" study was designed to compare the effectiveness of the "Tools of the Mind" ("Tools") curriculum to the curricula the school system is currently using in enhancing children's self-regulation skills and their academic preparation for kindergarten.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Preschool Curriculum, Self Management, Academic Achievement
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.; 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