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This report answers two basic sets of questions about children's knowledge and skill acquisition during the kindergarten year. What gains are children making from the fall of the kindergarten year to the spring of the kindergarten year in their overall reading and mathematics knowledge and skills? What gains are children making in specific knowledge and skills (e.g., recognizing letters, recognizing numbers)?
This First Look presents information about the biological fathers of children born in the United States in the year 2001.
This Issue Brief uses information from teachers to examine the changes over time from first to third grade in how often young children are exposed to arts education in the general classroom. The brief looks at differences in these characteristics by level of poverty and/or urbanicity of the school.
This Issue Brief uses data from the ECLS-K to examine how often per week and how much time per day first-graders were instructed in subjects such as reading, mathematics, and science. It also focuses in more detail on students’ in-class work in reading and language arts.
This Statistics in Brief provides descriptive statistics on algebra enrollment for the cohort of students in the first-grade class of 1999-2000 who had progressed to eighth grade in the 2006-07 school year.
This report describes kindergartners’ early education experiences in each of the four regions of the United States. Findings from this report indicate that kindergartners’ preschool experiences and kindergarten program type vary by the regions in which their schools are located and by the regional characteristics of these kindergartners, their families, and their schools.
This report provides descriptive information about children born in the United States in 2001. It presents information on certain child and family characteristics, on children’s mental and physical skills, on children’s first experiences in child care, and on the fathers of these children.