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August 2018

Effects of Sustained Quality in PreK, Kindergarten and First Grade in Dallas ISD

This study, conducted in Dallas Independent School District (TX), shows that students in consecutive years of high-quality classrooms (PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade) outperform their peers in lower-quality classrooms. The district has adopted a data-driven instructional coaching approach that provides targeted support to early elementary teachers.

Author(s): Annie Wright, Dylan Farmer, and Yusuf Kara Organization: Center on Research and Evaluation at SMU
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