Extended Day Kindergarten

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Extended Day Kindergarten

  1. 1. Extended Day Kindergarten Cost Benefit Analysis Miles Roe November 29, 2005
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Affluent suburban district with 20,026 students </li></ul><ul><li>15 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 3 high schools </li></ul><ul><li>5.5% minorities, 10.6% disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Standards and Poor’s gives the district high marks for having exceptionally above-average student results at an average cost </li></ul>
  3. 3. CB Proficiency Scores <ul><li>Central Bucks ranks number one when compared to all other school districts in Bucks County, PA </li></ul>
  4. 4. How do we get from Good to Great ? <ul><li>Extended Day Kindergarten </li></ul>
  5. 5. Research states… <ul><li>“Students participating in full-day kindergarten consistently progress further academically during the kindergarten year, ass assessed by achievement tests, than students in either half-day or alternate day programs.” (Elicker, 2000) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Barclay Elementary School <ul><li>Children entering kindergarten without: </li></ul><ul><li>Prerequisite Language Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Readiness Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>…also </li></ul><ul><li>Barclay elementary is a low-income school </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in Title 1 students and special education identifications </li></ul>
  7. 7. Goals <ul><li>Meet developmental needs of at-risk kindergarteners </li></ul><ul><li>Provide additional instructional time </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare students for success in 1 st grade: Socially, academically, learn to learn behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce special education placement </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce need for Reading Recovery services </li></ul>
  8. 8. Program <ul><li>Students are identified based upon pre-k assessments, teacher observations, and possible special education placement </li></ul><ul><li>15 students max. </li></ul><ul><li>C.B. Kindergarten Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Language and print rich environment </li></ul><ul><li>Independent learners </li></ul><ul><li>Detwiler Elementary School </li></ul>
  9. 9. Total Costs $37,000 TOTAL COSTS $7,500 Contracted transportation per year (including fuel costs) $1,500 Supplies & Materials and Texts $28,000 ½ Day Staffing, Salary & Benefits Cost Item
  10. 10. Benefits from E.D.K. Program Results for the 04-05 Extended Day Kindergarten Students 0% 47% 0% 40% Students scoring below 90 100% 13% 87% 6% Students scoring above 100 5/05 9/04 5/05 9/04 Spelling Word Recognition 13% 43% Students scoring below 90 57% 21% Students scoring above 100 5/05 9/04 Vocabulary +12 104% 92% Vocabulary +27 116% 89% Spelling +19 108% 89% Word Recognition Change Average Scores: 5/05 Average Scores: 9/04
  11. 11. Results for the 03-04 Extended Day Kindergarten Students (1st Grade) 8% 13% 67% 17% 20% 73% Students scoring below 90 83% 73% 0% 67% 73% 6% Students scoring above 100 5/05 5/04 10/03 5/05 5/04 10/03 Spelling Word Recognition 15% 13% 67% Students scoring below 90 62% 60% 13% Students scoring above 100 5/05 5/04 10/03 Vocabulary 98% 102% 88% Vocabulary 109% 110% 86% Spelling 104% 104% 87% Word Recognition Average Scores: 5/05 Average Scores: 5/04 Average Scores: 10/03
  12. 12. Results for the 02-03 Extended Day Kindergarten Students (2nd Grade) The results need to be viewed with caution given the limited number of students. 16% 0% 0% 80% 14% 10% 6% 33% Students scoring below 90 50% 80% 93% 6% 58% 80% 80% 6% Students scoring above 100 5/05 5/04 5/03 10/02 5/05 5/04 5/03 10/02 Spelling Word Recognition 28% 0% 20% 79% Students scoring below 90 29% 50% 40% 14% Students scoring above 100 5/05 5/04 5/03 10/02 Vocabulary 91% 100% 108% 85% Vocabulary 97% 110% 112% 82% Spelling 98% 105% 105% 91% Word Recognition Average Scores: 5/05 Average Scores: 5/04 Average Scores: 5/03 Average Scores: 10/02
  13. 13. Should we continue with E.D.K.? E.D.K. Program total costs are $37,000 CBSD Taxpayers save $137,873 $174,873 TOTAL COST $56,029 1 Special Education teacher $59,422 2 Reading Recovery teachers Estimated Costs

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