The findings show that the additional instructional time in Head Start full-day classes has contributed to greater academic achievement in reading. Gains are significantly larger for female and Hispanic students, and students receiving English for Speakers of Other Languages services.
Expand Head Start half-day classes to Head Start full-day classes in Title I schools, if financially feasible. Examine and share best practices in schools with the greatest pre-K achievement growth.
FD PreK outcome evaluation report_final_2_19_09.pdf (190KB PDF)