Presentation on theme: "Full-Day Kindergarten Do the gains made to date suggest that it is worth the $$?"— Presentation transcript:
Full-Day Kindergarten Do the gains made to date suggest that it is worth the $$?
All Measures Point to Yes! DIBELS Teacher Interview Parent Survey DAP
DIBELS Results Year-end results show full-day kindergarten at least slightly higher in every measure. Large improvements in Letter-Naming Fluency and Nonsense Word Fluency
Teacher Interview Results Full-day kindergarten allows for more… Math – more in depth & more concepts Reading – more enrichment activities; no longer losing students due to unrealistic pace expectations Writing – expanded from letters and familiar words to a couple complete sentences Free exploration time (centers), a real learning motivator for students Additional Curriculum in spelling, science, and social studies “Full-day kindergarten creates a more caring environment, and makes for happier students and a happier teacher.”
Parent Survey Results 100% (of those who participated) agree that full-day kindergarten allowed their child to improve their reading and math skills more so than half-day kindergarten "It helps them hold information they learn and enjoy school better." “Had one in full-day this year, and one in half-day last year. They really learn twice the amount in full-day. Big, big difference in the two kids. I love all day kindergarten!”
DAP Results Initial gains were greater in full-day kindergarten. Due to the ceiling effect, overall gains were about the same.
DAP Results (cont.) Looking at individual scores showed us why the gains came to a halt. Students were hitting the “ceiling” of the current test starting in the 3 rd quarter.
Ceiling Effect The majority of scores are at or near the maximum possible (100%) for the test. Little to no room for additional gains because the highest score possible has already been achieved.
DAP Results (cont.) Comparing the percentages of students that achieved 100% on the current DAP at the end of the school year reveals the real gains for full-day kindergarten.