Children’s ability to succeed in school is determined much more by “process” factors, says professor Amanda Moreno.
Catalyst Chicago looks into the expansion of a promising program.
Samuel Meisels talked with Lesli Maxwell for this Education Week article about school-readiness exams.
Lesli Maxwell interviewed Samuel Meisels for this Education Week article about ACT’s new college-readiness exam for young children.
Rebecca Harris included our New Schools Project in this round-up of initiatives focused on the early childhood education continuum in this Catalyst Chicago article.
The Kindergarten Readiness Stakeholder Committee, convened by Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent Chris Koch, recently released its report for creating a statewide, research-based kindergarten assessment process. Read the press release » [PDF, 2 pg] Read the report » [PDF, 22 pg]
Children who enter kindergarten are all over the map, both in terms of their preparation and developmentally. Now, ISBE has released a plan to do something about it.
Rebecca Harris interviewed Gil McNamee for a Catalyst Chicago story about CPS’s new Kindergarten Readiness Assessment.
Rebecca Harris interviewed Gil McNamee about a recent study of Head Start programs for Catalyst Chicago.
Samuel J. Meisels commented on the potential problems with school readiness testing in this Statesman Journal article.
Chicago’s early childhood education programs are improving children’s readiness for kindergarten, making the biggest gains with at-risk children, according to a new study released today.
Mayor Richard M. Daley today announced a report that concludes Chicago’s early childhood education programs are improving children’s readiness for kindergarten, making the biggest gains with at-risk children.
Erikson professors Barbara T. Bowman and Gillian McNamee discussed, with Chicago Parent, the wisdom of pushing pre-school students and kindergarteners to meet high academic expectations.
As kindergarten becomes increasingly academic, what does it mean to be ready for school? A wide range of developmental and cultural factors influence whether a child is ready to learn, Erikson president Samuel J. Meisels explained in a Sept. 4 interview on Eight Forty-Eight, WBEZ Chicago Public Radio’s morning magazine show. Most children are ready for kindergarten at age five, he said, but they arrive at school with highly varied, individualized skills and strengths. It’s up to schools to “meet the children where they are” developmentally and adapt learning opportunities to build on those strengths.