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State-specific research on state-funded programs

State Pre-K Evaluations

Preschool Programs Can Boost School Readiness


June 2008

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 2008

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 2008

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 2008

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.

The Abbott Preschool Program Longitudinal Effects Study (APPLES)


June 2007

This report presents the results of a longitudinal study of New Jersey's public preschool program, which found that children attending the program improve in language, literacy and math skills through the end of their kindergarten year.

An Effectiveness-based Evaluation of Five State Pre-Kindergarten Programs using Regression-Discontinuity


June 2007

An evaluation of the effects of prekindergarten programs in five states (Michigan, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and West Virginia) on children’s receptive vocabulary, math, and print awareness skills. Authors Vivian Wong, Thomas Cook, Steve Barnett, and Kwanghee Jung used a rigorous research design to estimate effects.

The Effects of the Arkansas Better Chance Program on Young Children’s School Readiness


January 2007

NIEER study of Arkansas' state-funded preschool education program shows significant improvement in the early language, literacy and mathematical development of 4-year-old children.