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Kindergarten in America, Chris Chapman, NCES

Friday, July 12, 2013 at 9:15 a.m. EDT

Chris Chapman, a branch chief in the National Center for Education Statistics' Institute of Education Sciences, discusses statistics about how children are doing in kindergarten. This year's federal report on America's children includes a special feature on the kindergarten year, described as a pivotal time for their development.

Biography: Chris Chapman

View the archived segment. Link to a non-federal Web site

Presentation [PDF]

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The Kindergarten Year [PDF]
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Kindergartners in 2010-11 [PDF]
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Overview of Kindergarten Assessments [PDF]
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Trends in the education of 5-year-olds: Where are they? [PDF]
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Reading and math scores higher for delayed-entry kindergartners [PDF]
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Older kindergartners have higher average reading scores [PDF]
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Higher reading scores for those in day care centers before kindergarten [PDF]
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Kindergartners' primary care arrangement before kindergarten [PDF]
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Kindergartners of more educated parents have higher math scores [PDF]
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Highest education levels of kindergartners' parents [PDF]
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Spring science scores vary by kindergartners' race and Hispanic origin [PDF]
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Kindergartners' race and Hispanic origin [PDF]
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Female kindergartners and those from wealthier families have more positive learning behaviors [PDF]

Sources of Information:
Recent release: Federal report shows drop in proportion of children in US population (Friday, July 12, 2013)

Additional Information:

Annual report from the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics: "America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2013" with a special feature on kindergarten.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | | Last Revised: July 29, 2013