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Information targeting parents about kindergarten readiness
“Is my child ready for kindergarten”
Experts Weigh In: “Should I Delay Kindergarten for My Child With Attention Issues?”
Parent resource explaining math standards in K-2
Parent Guide to Student Success,
published by National PT
This guide gives parents an idea of what to expect in K as well as ways to support the child’s learning at home.
Policies from the California Department of Education
See especially #2 for recommendation that parental input be considered when determining whether a six year old who has never attended K should enroll in K or 1st grade
See especially #8 for recommendation that districts establish standards for children who are age eligible for K but enroll in TK instead
Flipgrid lets students record videos. It's so simple that even kindergarteners can navigate it.
VoiceThread allows multiple users to record comments in a slide show. This could be used for collaborative assignments or assessment.
Spark lets users create professional looking videos with ease.
This book reveals how inequitable practices create achievement gaps for low income students
This book discusses the importance of making
education and policy decisions based on research.
Barnard-Brak, L., Stevens, T. & Albright, E. (2017). Academic red-shirting and academic achievement among students with ADHD.
Contemporary Educational Psychology, 50
Bassok, D., & Reardon, S. F. (2013). "Academic redshirting" in kindergarten: Prevalence, patterns, and implications.
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 35(3),
Gottfried, M., Le, V., & Datar, A. (2016). English language learners and kindergarten entry age: Achievement and social-emotional effects. Journal Of Educational Research
Hover, A. B. (2015). How student enrollment in kindergarten readiness classes affects future academic achievement.
Journal of Research in Education, 25(1),
Huang, F.L., & Invernizzi, M. A. (2012). The association of kindergarten entry age with early literacy outcomes.
The Journal of Educational Research, 105
McNamara, J. K., Scissons, M., & Simonot, S. (2004). Should we "redshirt" in kindergarten? A study of the effect of age on kindergarteners' reading readiness.
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 50
Raffaele Mendez, L. M., Kim, E. S., Ferron, J. & Woods, B. (2015).
Altering school progression through delayed entry or kindergarten retention: Propensity score analysis of long-term outcomes
The Journal of Educational Research
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