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Response to The Early Learning Collaborative Act of 2013: Evaluation of the Operations and Effectiveness of the Program


December 1, 2015 State & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Allison Friedman-Krauss, Ph.D.

PEER’s report evaluating Mississippi’s Early Learning Collaborative Preschool Program relies on research that does not meet the high standards needed to reach valid conclusions regarding program effectiveness that is typically used to inform policy. Several limitations of the data and methodology are acknowledged in the report.

Fact Sheet: The Abbott Preschool Program Longitudinal Effects Study (APPLES)


December 1, 2013 OutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

Beginning in the 2005-2006 school year, the seventh year of implementation of the high-quality pre-K program in New Jersey's Abbott districts, NIEER began a longitudinal study to measure learning gains from participating in Abbott pre-K.  At the time the study began, quality had risen but not yet to its current level, and 40,500 3- and 4-year-old children were served. This fact sheet presents key takeaways from NIEER's longitudinal study of the program quality and child outcomes.

Longitudinal Effects of the Arkansas Better Chance Program: Findings from First Grade through Fourth Grade


May 1, 2013 AssessmentOutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Kwanghee Jung, W. Steven Barnett, Jason T. Hustedt, Jessica Francis

Arkansas’ state-funded preschool program has been found to have positive effects on children’s receptive vocabulary, math, and literacy.

Abbott Preschool Program Longitudinal Effects Study: Fifth Grade Follow-Up


March 1, 2013 OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
W. Steven Barnett, Kwanghee Jung, Min-Jong Youn, and Ellen C. Frede

The multi-year study of New Jersey’s Abbott Preschool Program shows that children in the state’s most disadvantaged communities who participate in the pre-K program make significant gains in literacy, language, math and science through 4th and 5th grade.

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.

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.