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  • 1. Child Stats.gov FORUM ON CHILD AND FAMILY STATISTICS KELLY ADAMS
  • 2. ABOUT CHILD STATS.GOV  Shows statistics and awareness of family and child  Up-to-date (2013)  22 Federal Agencies collected and researched the information given in the website  Well-being based on different categories such as:     Health Behavior Education Family and Social Environment
  • 3. THE KINDERGARTEN YEAR  Longitudinal Study  2010-2011  Reading, Mathematics and Science Assessments  Gender, Poverty status, and Race
  • 4. READING ASSESSMENT (EXAMPLE)
  • 5. THINGS I LEARNED  Older kindergarteners scored higher on mathematical testing, then younger aged kindergarteners. ( across most assessments)  Differences in children’s approach to learning is seen in kindergarten. (learning styles)  Females typically score higher than males on the reading tests
  • 6. QUESTIONS?  Does kindergarten play a huge role in the life of a future student?  Do parents realize that kindergarten is the first stepping stone to further cognitive development?  How important is kindergarten?
  • 7. MY HYPOTHESIS  Children in kindergarten have higher assessment scores than children not in kindergarten  This will show the importance of kindergarten in a child’s educational development  Does kindergarten play a major role in a child’s success in cognitive development?  Education as an institution plays a major role in a child’s life.
  • 8. MY RESEARCH METHOD        Population: 5 year olds (M/F) Overall difference in kindergarten vs. no kindergarten (conditions per experiment) Collect data from a hundred families of the same demographic with same age child. Have the parents of both conditions read and practice the same things at home. Give same reading, mathematic, and science assessment. Independent variable- kindergarten vs. no kindergarten Dependent variable- Ability on each assessment

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