WWC Summary of Evidence for this Intervention

Doors to Discovery

Doors to Discovery™ is a preschool literacy curriculum that uses eight thematic units of activities to help children build fundamental early literacy skills in oral language, phonological awareness, concepts of print, alphabet knowledge, writing, and comprehension. The eight thematic units cover topics such as nature, friendship, communities, society, and health. Each unit is available as a kit that includes various teacher resources.

Reviewed Research

June 2013
 
Outcome
domain
Effectiveness
rating
Studies meeting standards Grades
examined
Students Improvement
index
Mathematics achievement No discernible effects 1 study meets standards PK 183 --
Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research (PCER) Consortium. (2008) PK 183 --
Oral language Potentially positive effects 1 study meets standards PK 37
 
 
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Christie, J., Roskos, K., Vukelich, C., & Han, M. (2003) PK 37
 
 
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Phonological processing No discernible effects 1 study meets standards PK 182 --
Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research (PCER) Consortium. (2008) PK 182 --
Print knowledge Potentially positive effects 2 studies meet standards PK 402
 
 
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Assel, M. A., Landry, S. H., Swank, P. R., & Gunnewig, S. (2007) PK 365 --
Christie, J., Roskos, K., Vukelich, C., & Han, M. (2003) PK 37
 
 
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