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May 15, 2014

Education Dept. Planning Case Studies of Kindergarten Entry Assessments

These assessments are intended to help give teachers an idea of their students' strengths and weaknesses at the start of their school careers.

October 03, 2012

Districts Shift to Complex Grading Systems for Youngest Learners

School districts ditch traditional letter grades in favor of more complex grading reports

September 13, 2012

Florida Prepares to Assess Preschoolers' Academic Skills

Critics say assessment doesn't cover all state standards and lacks national comparison component

September 04, 2012

Can Extreme Shyness Impact a Preschooler's Readiness for Kindergarten?

A new study shows that introverted children make fewer academic gains in preschool.

August 21, 2012

Study: Surgery Before Age 3 Could Lead to Language Disabilities Later

Researchers say early exposure to anesthesia increases risk for negative effects on brain development in children.

August 16, 2012

Oregon Set to Pilot New Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Process

The process is part of the state's ongoing education reform to create an integrated education system

August 14, 2012

Babies' Diets Can Impact IQ in Later Years, Study Says

Researchers say eating healthy food may slightly increase IQ

July 20, 2012

Southwest Florida Gains Rating System for Early Learning, Child Care

Early Learning Coalition creates system to cover area providers.

July 13, 2012

Can a Test Capture 'College and Career Readiness' in Early Grades?

ACT, Inc. is about to roll out a new series of assessments designed to measure whether children as young as 3rd grade are 'on track' to succeed in college and the workplace.

June 15, 2012

Obesity Can Impact Students' Academic Performance, Study Says

Researcher finds that being overweight results in poorer math performance in lower grades

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