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Ladders to Literacy
Early Childhood Education

Ladders to Literacy was found to have potentially negative effects on oral language and no discernible effects on print knowledge, phonological processing, and math for preschool children.

Ladders to Literacy is a supplemental early literacy curriculum published in Ladders to Literacy: A Kindergarten Activity Book. The program targets children at different levels and from diverse cultural backgrounds. The activities are organized into three sections with about 20 activities each: print awareness, phonological awareness skills, and oral language skills.

Findings

2
studies that met standards out of
4
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Mathematics achievement No discernible effects PK --
Oral language Potentially negative effects PK
-7
 
 
Phonological processing No discernible effects PK --
Print knowledge No discernible effects PK --

Last Updated: March 2013

Race

Asian
0%
Black
9%
Native American
0%
White
46%
Not specified
17%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
26%
Not Hispanic
73%

Gender

Male: 49%
Female: 50%

Delivery Method

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Whole Class

Urbanicity

Rural
Suburban
Urban

Locations

NH
Northeast


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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by Mathematica Policy Research under contract ED-IES-13-C-0010.

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