The Heising-Simons Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and First 5 California are partnering with American Institutes for Research (AIR) to study the impact of transitional kindergarten (TK) in California on children’s academic and social-emotional skills in kindergarten, and how these impacts are related to program quality characteristics. The study builds on the study of TK implementation study in the first year, completed in 2013. The second phase of the study will continue through 2015.
- Now available: a new research brief describing TK classrooms statewide! Click here to view the findings.
- The first report on the impact of Transitional Kindergarten summarizing the impact of TK partcipating students' kindergarten readiness is available here .
- The third Research Brief, focusing on districts' outreach efforts and parents' early experiences with TK, is available here.
- The Executive Summary and final report from the TK Implementation Study are also available.