April 2012

PreK-3rd: Next Steps for State Longitudinal Data Systems

Currently, some state governments are building longitudinal data systems that aim to: provide information on teachers and programs; identify students who would benefit from intervention and other services; evaluate programs, schools, principals, and teachers; and inform local and state policy decisions. It is essential that PreK data be included in these systems so that we can analyze how PreK experiences relate to achievement in K-12 and beyond.

Author(s): Donald J. Hernandez Organization: Foundation for Child Development
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