Research: Pre-K Students Show 82% Gains

Posted on April 04, 2011

NASHVILLE — A new Vanderbilt University study found that children who attended Tennessee’s public prekindergarten gained an average of 82 percent more on early literacy and math skills than comparable children who did not attend. The study released Thursday by Vanderbilt’s Peabody Research Institute compared the performance of 303 children—pupils randomly admitted to state-funded pre-K classes in 23 schools and others who applied but were not admitted due to space limits. Read more HERE>

Author: Richard Locker