Influences of Pre-Kindergarten Schooling on Reading Achievement


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Masters of Education

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The purpose of this study was to determine if attending pre-kindergarten schooling influences reading achievement in the primary grades. The measurement tool was the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Reading Assessment. This study used a quasi-experimental design. The researcher analyzed reading achievement of second graders with and without pre-kindergarten schooling. Reading achievement was slightly higher in the group of students who had attended prekindergarten but so significant differences were found. Research shows many benefits of prekindergarten on reading readiness for young students.