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State of Our Schools: Pre-K studies

November 16, 2014
OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Daily Journal

A study by The National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University found that ruling has led to dramatic improvements in both the quality of pre-K classrooms and the performance of children. NIEER found those who attended the program made strong gains in language, literacy and math at kindergarten entry and that those gains held for students in fourth- and fifth-grades. For students who were in the pre-K program for two years, the effects were large enough to close about half of the achievement gap between low-income children and their more advantaged peers. NIEER also estimated that Abbott pre-K reduced grade repetition from 19 percent to 12 percent and special education from 17 percent to 12 percent, through fifth grade. . .