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October 19, 2016

Most Schools Use Kindergarten Entry Assessments; Do They Help?

Kindergarten entry assessments are supposed to help teachers tailor lessons for young students, but their use does not correlate to better reading and math scores, a study finds.

March 25, 2015

Teach For America Teachers Offer Edge in Pre-K Reading, Study Says

Teach For America teachers in pre-K though 2nd grade were better at teaching students to read than other teachers, says a study by the research firm Mathematica.

October 03, 2014

Report: Noncognitive Skills Should be Taught, Evaluated in Schools

State and federal policy should encourage the teaching of skills like self-regulation, planning, and the ability to collaborate with peers, the New America Foundation reports.

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

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