Findings From the Fourth-Grade Round of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010–11 (ECLS-K:2011)
The ECLS-K:2011 longitudinal study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistucs (NCES) is the third in a series of longitudinal studies focused on young children. The study focused on a nationally representative sample of children who were in kindergarten, or of kindergarten age, in ungraded classrooms or schools in the 2010-11 school year. Data collection began in the 2010-11 school year and continued through the spring of 2016 when most of the children in the sample were in fifth grade.
This report highlights data gathered in the spring of 2015, when a majority of the students were in fourth grade, providing a snapshot of information on select child and family characteristics including poverty status, parental education, family type, and primary home language as well as children's knowledge in reading, math, and science. Data is obtained for this study through the students themselves, their parents and guardians, their teachers, and their school administrators.