Pre-K is proving a worthy investment in La.Jackson Clarion-Ledger (2013)
AbstractIn case anyone has doubts about the return on investment on public pre-K programs, see the most recent evaluation of Louisiana’s largest pre-K program (called LA-4). The most recent report (published in May 2012 by the Picard Center at University of Louisiana-Lafayette) shows that while 92 percent of our LA-4 students qualify as low-income, their achievement on the nationally-normed Developmental Skills Checklist (DSC) moves, on average, from the 10th percentile to the 60th. This means that low-income students in Louisiana’s Pre-K classrooms are performing better than the average American child in the areas of language, print and math. I am simply unaware of any other intervention that has this large of an effect.
- early childhood
Publication DateMarch 11, 2013
Citation InformationBrian R. Beabout. "Pre-K is proving a worthy investment in La." Jackson Clarion-Ledger (2013)
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