Pre-K Impact

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Early Childhood Indicators: Pre-K Impact

The Stanford Achievement Test is a comprehensive means to assess school readiness for entering kindergarteners. While unavailable for the region, there is enough kindergarten readiness data from the Houston Independent School District (HISD) to provide insight. More below…

The academic performance of students who attended HISD Pre-K was compared to students who came from similar economic backgrounds and who had not been enrolled in HISD Pre-K. Tests were given in English and Spanish (Aprenda).

Results showed a significant difference in test performance between kindergarten students who attended HISD Pre-K in 2012-2013 compared to their economically-disadvantaged peers who did not attend HISD Pre-K. Students who attended HISD Pre-K outperformed their economically-disadvantaged peers who did not attend HISD Pre-K by ten normal curve equivalents (NCEs) on the reading subtest and by eleven NCEs on the math subtest. However, students who did not attend HISD Pre-K, and who were not economically disadvantaged, outperformed students who attended HISD Pre-K by seven NCEs in reading and by seven NCEs in math.

Differences in performance on the Spanish language tests were also found between students who attended HISD Pre-K in 2012-2013 compared to those who did not attend HISD Pre-K. Students who attended HISD Pre-K outperformed their economically disadvantaged peers who did not attend HISD Pre-K by 13 NCEs on the reading subtest and by 11 NCEs on the math subtest. Students who attended HISD Pre-K also outperformed their non-economically disadvantaged peers who did not attend HISD Pre-K by 18 NCEs on the reading subtest and by 18 NCEs on the math subtest. The effects of HISD Pre-K on performance were significant.

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