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A Profile of Kindergarten Readiness in White Center: Fall 2007.

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Publication Date: July 2008

Publisher(s): Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Author(s): Barbara Carlson; Liz Potamites; Nikki Aikens; Martha Kovac

Funder(s): Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Funder(s): Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Topic: Education (Education)

Keywords: Kindergarten Readiness; Early Learning; White Center

Type: Report

Coverage: Washington


This report, the first in this series of analyses of kindergarten readiness in the demonstration communities, describes the school readiness and family circumstances of a representative sample of 140 entering kindergarten children residing in the White Center community in the fall of 2007. A companion report presents results from East Yakima.

The analyses are based on three main data sources: (1) an in-home interview conducted with the parent or guardian of each child selected for the study, as well as home observation ratings, conducted by an MPR interviewer; (2) an in-school direct child assessment and child ratings conducted by an MPR interviewer; and (3) a teacher-completed report on each child's skills and behavior.