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Puccioni, Jaime – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
The current study uses nationally representative data drawn from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) to estimate a structural equation model that examines the associations among parents' academic and behavior-oriented school readiness beliefs, home- and school-based parental involvement, and children's academic achievement…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Children, Surveys, Longitudinal Studies
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Sylvester, Ruth; Kragler, Sherry – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
This article describes a year-long study, involving three teachers and 13 children (nine boys and four girls), that examined the impact of instructional practices on student achievement in a voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) class. A variety of data were collected: standardized measures, observations, and interviews. The qualitative data revealed…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Kindergarten, Literacy, Teaching Methods
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La Paro, Karen M.; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Pianta, Robert C. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2006
This study examines the classroom experiences of 192 children followed longitudinally from kindergarten to 1st grade. Time-sampled observations of children were conducted to compare learning formats, teaching activities, and children's engagement in activities between kindergarten and 1st grade. Classroom observations also were conducted to…
Descriptors: Child Responsibility, Grade 1, Kindergarten, Longitudinal Studies
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Prince, Debra Lindsey; Hare, R. Dwight; Howard, Esther M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2001
Examined longitudinal effects of kindergarten attendance on academic achievement through high school with students who attended public or nonpublic kindergarten, or neither one. Found that students with either kind of kindergarten experience had higher ACT scores and grade point averages. Found no significant differences in number of students…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Benefits, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Weller, L. David; And Others – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1992
Assessed correlations between 415 first graders' scores on the Metropolitan Readiness Test (MRT), and their scores on standardized achievement tests in mathematics and reading in grades 3, 6, 9, and 10. Concluded that the MRT has potential for contributing to readiness decisions in early grades. (MM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Students
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Schweinhart, Lawrence J.; Wallgren, Charles R. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1993
Tested the effects on achievement of the High/Scope K-3 Curriculum. Found that the High/Scope Follow through children scored significantly better on achievement tests than they would have in regular classes without this program. However, the evaluation was incomplete in that such tests do not assess important High/Scope K-3 Curriculum goals. (WP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Curriculum, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education
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Sheehan, Robert; And Others – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1991
Investigated effects of kindergarten schedules and prior preschool attendance on elementary children's academic achievement, incidence of grade retention, and reception of special education services in 32 Ohio school districts. In this statewide longitudinal study, children who attended preschool prior to kindergarten had greater success in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Alternate Day Schedules, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students