Date of Award
EdD Education Leadership, Management and Policy
Education Leadership, Management and Policy
Christopher Tienken, Ed.D.
Wendiann Sethi, Ph.D.
Lavetta Ross, Ed.D.
preschool, preschool education, early childhood education, academic achievement
This correlational, explanatory, cross-sectional study aimed to explain the influence of a school district having a publicly funded preschool program on English language arts and mathematics test results on the New Jersey Partnership for Assessment for Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) for fourth graders. The study aimed to provide research-based evidence on the influence of publicly funded preschool programs on a district. The study used focused on the thirty-five (35) New Jersey school districts that had public preschool programs in 2012. The study concluded that consistent student attendance was a significant factor in districts with preschool programs when it came to test scores in both mathematics and English language arts.
Kuchar, Stephanie Elizabeth, "The Influence of Publicly Funded Preschool Programs in New Jersey Public School Districts on Student Achievement in Fourth Grade" (2020). Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs). 2725.