State Pre-K Evaluations
Publications and Research
Arkansas’ state-funded preschool program has been found to have positive effects on children’s receptive vocabulary, math, and literacy.
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.
This policy report clears up some common misconceptions about preschool's effectiveness and benefits, particularly in regards to the Obama administration's recent fact sheet on investing in early education.
This NIEER working paper presents five options for studying the effectiveness of state-funded preschool education programs.
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.