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IES Grant

Title: Evaluation of Pre-Kindergarten Curricula in Head Start and Public School Settings
Center: NCER Year: 2002
Principal Investigator: Landry, Susan H. Awardee: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Program: Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research      [Program Details]
Award Period: 4 years Award Amount: $1,794,102
Type: Efficacy and Replication Award Number: R305J020014

This project will evaluate the effectiveness of the two language/literacy curricula for pre-kindergarten children in Head Start and public school pre-K programs. Complementary research will investigate the conditions under which each curriculum achieves the greatest impact on children's developmental outcomes.


Book chapter

Assel, M.A., Landry, S.H., and Swank, P.R. (2007). Are Early Childhood Classrooms Preparing Children to be School Ready?: The CIRCLE Teacher Behavior Rating Scale. In L. Justice, and C. Vukelich (Eds.), Achieving Excellence in Preschool Literacy Instruction (pp. 120–135). New York: Guilford Press.

IES published report (GPO)

Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research Consortium (2008). Effects of Preschool Curriculum Programs on School Readiness (NCER 2008–2009). U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Research. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Journal article, monograph, or newsletter

Assel, M., Landry, S.H., Swank, P.R., and Gunnewig, S. (2007). An Evaluation of Curriculum, Setting, and Mentoring on the Performance of Children Enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 20: 463–494.