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Reading (Kindergarten) -- United States


View Resource A Compact for Reading & School-Home Links

Established by legislation, A Compact for Reading is "a written agreement among families, teachers, principals, and students to work together to help improve the reading skills of kindergarten through third grade children." A joint effort of the Education Department, the Corporation for National Service, the Los Angeles Times, and Little Planet Learning, this site offers materials designed to help...
View Resource The Kindergarten Year: Findings from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99

Released in December 2000 by the National Center for Education Statistics, "this report attempts to answer two basic sets of questions about children's knowledge and skill acquisition during the kindergarten year." The report presents and analyzes data on improvements in math and reading skills for children pre- and post-kindergarten in specific cognitive skills such as letter recognition,...