Research Shows Pre-K Students Do Better in School

PARCA, the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, reported that “…students who participated in Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program academically outperform their peers once they reach elementary school, and the advantages conferred by pre-k participation persist at least through the 6th grade.

The research shows that the positive academic effects are particularly strong for pre-k participants who come from lower income households – and that First Class Pre-K participation closed the achievement gap for lower income students by an average of 25 percent.”
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Read the full research report in the PARCA October 2013 Newsletter.