EdWeek Article Discusses Prof. Bassok’s Kindergarten Research
Education Week article unpacks Daphna Bassok's research on kindergarten preparedness.
Daphna Bassok at the University of Virginia and Scott Latham of Stanford University looked at teacher assessments of the skills of their kindergarten students in 1998 and in 2010. A score of 1 meant the child was showing no knowledge of a given skill, while 5 meant the child had not only mastered it, but could demonstrate the skill consistently. The assessments were made in the first few months of the kindergarten year.