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Document Number: 10284

Policy Brief: The Effects of Oklahoma's Pre-Kindergarten Program on 3rd Grade Test Scores - This analysis uses data from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to examine the effects of pre-K participation on 3rd grade test scores. Previous studies using these data found significant positive effects on kindergarten test scores across subject areas. The current analysis seeks to answer the question: do the short-term effects of a state-funded preschool program persist over time? Specifically, are differences in test scores between the children who participated in pre-K and a comparable group of children who did not still evident by the end of 3rd grade? (CROCUS, May 2012)...


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