|Title:||The Effectiveness of a Program to Accelerate Vocabulary Development in Kindergarten|
|Description:||The study, The Effectiveness of a Program to Accelerate Vocabulary Development in Kindergarten, found that the 24-week K-PAVE program had a significant positive impact on students' vocabulary development and academic knowledge and on the vocabulary and comprehension support that teachers provided during book read-alouds and other instructional time.
K-PAVE is designed to build children's vocabulary and comprehension skills, oral language skills, and enhance teacher-child relationships. K-PAVE is one of only a few kindergarten-age-appropriate vocabulary interventions and the only intervention with teacher training materials. An existing preschool version of K-PAVE had already demonstrated some evidence of positive effects from an impact study.
The K-PAVE intervention group included 64 schools, 128 kindergarten classrooms and teachers, and 1,296 kindergarten students (596 treatment and 700 control students).
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|Cover Date:||November 2010|
|Web Release:||November 22, 2010|
|Publication #:||REL 20104014
|Authors:||Barbara Goodson, Principal Investigator Abt Associates Inc.; Anne Wolf, Director of Evaluation, Abt Associates Inc.; Steve Bell, Task 2 Methodological Leader, Abt Associates Inc.; Herb Turner, Technical consultant, ANALYTICA; Pamela B. Finney, Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast Research Management Leader, SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Joan McLaughlin, Original Principal Investigator, Abt Associates.|
|Type of Product:||Evaluation Report|
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