by Orhan Agirdag, Piet Van Avermaet & Mieke Van Houtte
This study aims to integrate research on the effects of school segregation with that on self-fulfilling prophecies by examining the mediating role of teacher expectancies regarding the impact of school composition on pupils’ math achievement.
by Ümmühan Yeşil Dağlı & Ithel Jones
This study utilized data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 to examine the longitudinal effects of delayed, early or on-time kindergarten enrollment and relative age on children’s reading and mathematics achievement from kindergarten to third grade. Data were analyzed using a propensity score stratification method and a cross-classified random effects model, adjusting for socio-demographic characteristics. Children in the delayed group entered kindergarten with higher reading and mathematics scores, yet achievement differences were negligible by the end of third grade. Relative age predicted children’s performances in reading and mathematics achievement. Typically, children who were older than their peers in the same class had higher academic achievement scores.
This week education researcher Spyros Konstantopoulos discusses his co-authored paper, Class Size Effects on Reading Achievement Using PIRLS Data: Evidence from Greece. Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.
by Jeanne Marie Iorio & Clifton Tanabe
For the past two years, Hawaii has been focused on establishing a statewide early learning system based on readying children for school. As part of the process, there has been a push for a so-called "public-private solution" where public funds will be routed to private programs in order to “ready” the children within the state. This commentary discusses the amendment, advocacy for the amendment, and the related consequences.
by Gary Natriello
The editors of the Teachers College Record are pleased to announce the Annual Yearbooks for 2014.