State Pre-K Evaluations

Publications and Research

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.

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.

This report, commissioned by Pre-K Now, shows that expanding the Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) preschool education program makes sound educational and economic sense.

This report from Georgetown University discusses whether Oklahoma's universal prekindergarten program has been successful in preparing children for kindergarten and beyond.

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.

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