04 - Kindergarten Flyer (2016 - 2017)

Kindergarten Students’ Alphabetic Knowledge – First Trimester Study

Kindergarten

The Kindergarten Cohort group was comprised of 1,388 kindergarten students from Quail Valley Elementary, Menifee California; Golden Rod Elementary, Kerman, California; Alta Vista Charter School, Auburn, California; all elementary schools in Ohio County School District, Hartford, Kentucky and in four elementary schools in the Putnam City School District, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

AN INDEPENDENT RESEARCH STUDY

Demographics

Ethnicity

Grade Level Population Boys/Girls Assessment Instrument Reduced-cost Lunch ELL

Kindergarten 1,388 50 % / 50 % Z-BRA3

% 6 2

African American Asian Caucasian Latino/Hispanic Other

54 34 2

68% 13%

# of Letters

Kindergarten Lowercase Letter Names Letter Sounds Animal Names Body Signals Letter Names

Letter Sounds

Animal Names

Body Signals

Uppercase

Pre-Test (September)

Trimester 1 (November)

Figure 1. Lowercase and Uppercase Alphabetic Proficiency for Kindergarteners, 2014-2017.

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