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Literacy Express
Early Childhood Education

Literacy Express was found to have positive effects on oral language, print knowledge, and phonological processing and no discernible effects on cognition and math for preschool children.

Literacy Express is a preschool curriculum designed for three- to five-year-old children. It is structured around units on oral language, emergent literacy, basic math, science, general knowledge, and socioemotional development. It can be used in half-or full-day programs with typically developing children and children with special needs. It provides professional development opportunities for staff; teaching materials; suggested activities; and recommendations for room arrangement, daily schedules, and classroom management.

Findings

3
studies that met standards out of
4
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Cognition No discernible effects PK --
Mathematics achievement No discernible effects PK --
Oral language Positive effects PK
 
 
12
Phonological processing Positive effects PK
 
 
12
Print knowledge Positive effects PK
 
 
15

Last Updated: July 2010

Race

Asian
0%
Black
56%
Pacific Islander
0%
White
12%
Not specified
1%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
35%
Not Hispanic
64%

Gender

Male: 52%
Female: 47%

English Learners

English Learners icon
100%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Small Group
Whole Class

Urbanicity

Urban

Locations

FL, CA
South, West


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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by Mathematica Policy Research under contract ED-07-CO-0062.

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