Examining Achievement Gaps Starting in Pre-K: Identifying Malleable Factors to Close the Gap
The Early Learning Network, funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, is examining ways to ensure that all children — especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds — are provided optimal learning experiences from preschool to third grade.
On Jan. 8, 2020, network researchers presented findings on achievement gap trajectories starting in pre-K, representing diverse students from both rural and urban settings, at the IES 2020 Principal Investigators Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Presentation: “Examining Achievement Gaps Starting in Pre-K: Identifying Malleable Factors to Close the Gap”
Susan Sheridan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Introduction)
Meghan McCormick, MDRC team
Iheoma U. Iruka, University of Nebraska-Lincoln/HighScope
Peg Burchinal, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carol M. Connor, University of California, Irvine
Michael López, National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families; NORC at the University of Chicago (Discussant)