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Early Entrance to Kindergarten, Student Academic Performance, and Behaviors Related to Learning Skills

Description:

This Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) evaluation study examined how students who entered kindergarten through Early Entrance to Kindergarten (EEK) performed academically and behaviorally, compared to their slightly older age-eligible peers in the same grade, as well as their same age peers who were eligible for EEK but entered kindergarten a year later (delayed) by parental choice. The study results can help parents and educators make informed decisions about early kindergarten entrance before a child reaches the age of five.

Recommendations:

  • Continue to screen students carefully for early entrance kindergarten with the MCPS guidelines.
  • Communicate the results to teachers and parents so they can make informed decisions.

    File Name: EEK brief 7_24_2012_Final.pdf (954KB PDF)

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