Kindergarten Readiness and Achievement Research Proposal by Nicky

Kindergarten Readiness and Achievement
A study proposal to examine the correlation between kindergarten readiness and kindergarten achievement.
# 148987 | 5,127 words | 23 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 16, 2011 in Education (Early Childhood)

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This paper seeks to better understand the correlation between kindergarten readiness and kindergarten achievement in the United States today through a comprehensive and critical review of the relevant peer-reviewed and scholarly literature concerning kindergarten readiness and its relationship to achievement in kindergarten in general. The paper also proposes a study to identify valid measures that can be used to assess children's readiness levels for entry into kindergarten in order to provide them with any specialized services they may require to achieve academic success. This paper contains a table.

Problem Statement
Nature of the Study
Purpose of the Study
Theoretical Framework
Operational Definitions
Scope and Delimitations
Assumptions and Limitations
Significance of the Study

From the Paper:

"In spite of the gains that the majority of poor children make during their enrollment in kindergarten, their more affluent counterparts are progressing academically and behaviorally as well. This suggests that children from socioeconomically disadvantaged families will be required to constantly attempt to overcome any preexisting gap in academic proficiency. Moreover, as Feldman (2003) emphasizes, "Unlike their more advantaged peers, poor children fall back academically during the summer because they usually do not have access to the academically enriching vacation experiences that middle-class children take for granted--museum visits, organized sports, camping, etc." (p. 21). This educator recommends that the provision of kindergarten should be expanded to include summer months and be universally accessible by lower socioeconomic families. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Boehm, A. E. (1991). Assessment of basic relational concepts. In B. Bracken (Ed.), The psychoeducational assessment of preschool children (2nd ed., pp. 86-106). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  • Bracken, B. A. (2004). The psychoeducational assessment of preschool children. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Calkins, L. & Bellino, L. (1998). Raising lifelong learners: A parent's guide. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books.
  • Cassidy, D. J., Mims, S., Rucker, L. & Boone, S. (2003). Emergent curriculum and kindergarten readiness. Childhood Education, 79(4), 194.
  • Chandler, G. N. & Lyon, D. W. (2001). Issues of research design and construct measurement in entrepreneurship research: The past decade. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 25(4), 101-102.

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