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Improving Early Education Programs through Data-based Decision Making


February 1, 2011 AssessmentQuality and CurriculumState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

This NIEER working paper presents five options for studying the effectiveness of state-funded preschool education programs.

The New Mexico PreK Evaluation: Impacts From the Fourth Year (2008-2009) of New Mexico’s State-Funded PreK Program


November 1, 2010 OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

New Mexico’s children who attend the state-funded Pre-K program have been found to have achieved significant positive effects in vocabulary, math, and literacy skills at the beginning of kindergarten, according to the fourth in a series of annual reports by NIEER.

Funding cuts to state-funded prekindergarten programs in FY10 & 11


August 1, 2010 Economics and FinanceState & Local

National Institute for Early Education Research Co-Director Steve Barnett and Research Professor Dale Epstein estimate the cuts in state funding for prekindergarten across fiscal years 2010 and 2011.

Education Reform Starts Early: Lessons from New Jersey’s PreK-3rd Reform Efforts


December 1, 2009 Governance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & Local

This report describes how New Jersey became a national leader in early education with the state's reforms from preschool to third grade.

The New Mexico PreK Evaluation: Results from the Initial Four Years of a New State Preschool Initiative


November 1, 2009 OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

This summary report on the initial phase of NIEER?s New Mexico PreKstudy finds significantly improved language, literacy, and math for the children who attended over children who did not and an estimated rate of return is $5 for every $1 invested.

Continued Impacts of New Mexico PreK on Children’s Readiness for Kindergarten: Results from the Third Year of Implementation


September 1, 2009 OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

NIEER's multi-year study shows that children who attended New Mexico PreK scored higher in early math, language, and literacy than children who did not attend the program.

Preschool Programs Can Boost School Readiness


June 1, 2008 AccessOutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K EvaluationsUniversal and Targeted

Georgetown study finds Oklahoma's state-funded preschool for all program boosts children's skills dramatically.

Impacts of New Mexico PreK on Children’s School Readiness at Kindergarten Entry


June 1, 2008 OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

This is the second report from an ongoing NIEER study of New Mexico PreK.

Longitudinal Effects of the Arkansas Better Chance Program: Findings from Kindergarten and First Grade


May 1, 2008 OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

This study estimates the effects of state-funded pre-K in Arkansas on children's language, mathematics, and literacy skills through first grade.

Partnering for Preschool


April 1, 2008 AccessEconomics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalState Pre-K EvaluationsWorkforce

In this study of the New Jersey Abbott preschool program, researchers identify ingredients of success others can use in developing programs with mixed delivery systems.