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    • Extended Day Kindergarten Cost Benefit Analysis Miles Roe November 29, 2005
    • Background
      • Affluent suburban district with 20,026 students
      • 15 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 3 high schools
      • 5.5% minorities, 10.6% disabilities
      • Standards and Poor’s gives the district high marks for having exceptionally above-average student results at an average cost
    • CB Proficiency Scores
      • Central Bucks ranks number one when compared to all other school districts in Bucks County, PA
    • How do we get from Good to Great ?
      • Extended Day Kindergarten
    • Research states…
      • “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)
    • Barclay Elementary School
      • Children entering kindergarten without:
      • Prerequisite Language Skills
      • Academic Readiness Skills
      • Experiential Knowledge
      • …also
      • Barclay elementary is a low-income school
      • Increase in Title 1 students and special education identifications
    • Goals
      • Meet developmental needs of at-risk kindergarteners
      • Provide additional instructional time
      • Prepare students for success in 1 st grade: Socially, academically, learn to learn behaviors
      • Reduce special education placement
      • Reduce need for Reading Recovery services
    • Program
      • Students are identified based upon pre-k assessments, teacher observations, and possible special education placement
      • 15 students max.
      • C.B. Kindergarten Curriculum
      • Language and print rich environment
      • Independent learners
      • Detwiler Elementary School
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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