UTSA study indicates Pre-K 4 SA positively affects STAAR scores

January 29, 2019

Emily Donaldson | Rivard Report

The first group of students who attended Pre-K 4 SA in its first year has taken third-grade STAAR exams, and results showed the students were more likely to perform better on state exams and attend class than those who did not attend public pre-K.

A new study from the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Urban Education Institute also showed the former Pre-K 4 SA students were less likely to be identified as needing special-education services. The study also suggests the first group of Pre-K 4 SA students “fared slightly better” than children who enrolled in public pre-K.

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