Prof. Bassok Contributes to Consensus Statement on Pre-K


04/17/2017

Brookings

Curry's Daphna Bassok collaborates with task force of social scientists to produce report on the effects of pre-k programs.

Puzzling it out: The current state of scientific knowledge on pre-kindergarten effects

In “Puzzling it out: The current state of scientific knowledge on pre-kindergarten effects” (PDF), a task force comprised of social scientists from Brookings and Duke University lists six consensus statements on what we know about the effects of pre-K and highlights the importance of gathering further evidence to answer three important questions: What features of pre-K programs, specifically, put children on a positive developmental trajectory? What’s the best way to scale up small pre-K programs to a school-district or state-wide level? How can we use evaluations of an earlier generation of programs to guide the development of today’s pre-K programs? The consensus statement is part of a broader report titled “The current state of scientific knowledge on pre-kindergarten effects” (PDF).