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Measuring and Scaling Pre-K Quality in Arkansas

Associated Faculty: Diana Schaack
External Partners: Walton Family Foundation, Arkansas Department of Education, NORC, Tarrant Consulting, and the Arkansas Division of Human Services: Early Childhood Education and Child Care
Focus: Research and Evaluation
About the Partnership: The Walton Family Foundation contracted with CU Denver to conduct a study that examined the early childhood data landscape in Arkansas, to explore whether child outcomes can be used to identify high quality early childhood programs, and the factors in early childhood programs associated with better school readiness

Scope and Impact

Geographic Focus: Suburban
Scale: State
Begin year: 2017
Number of districts: 15
Schools: 42
Universities: 1
Community partners: 4
PK-12 students: 800
Teachers: 42
Families: 100
Total participants: 946
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