Children's Reading and Mathematics Achievement in Kindergarten and First Grade

Acknowledgments

+ Executive Summary

+ Children's Reading and Mathematics Achievement in Kindergarten and First Grade


Questions

Organization of the Report

+ Measures


Analytic Sample


+ Findings

What Children Know, by Child, Family, and School Characteristics

Specific Reading and Mathematics Knowledge and Skills

Literacy

Approaches to Learning

General Health

Effects of Beginning Resources when Controlling Other Factors

Summary


List of Figures

Full Report (PDF)
Line Effects of Beginning Resources when Controlling for Other Factors

When explored in a simple descriptive manner, significant relationships exist between the resources children possess at kindergarten entry (i.e., early literacy, approaches to learning, and general health) and their spring kindergarten and spring first grade reading and mathematics performance. However, it is also important to recognize the potential influence of factors such as poverty and race/ethnicity on these relationships. The relationships between the resources children possess at kindergarten entry and their spring kindergarten and spring mathematics performance are still significant after controlling for the influence of children's poverty status and their race/ethnicity (see appendix for regression tables).

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