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2-Year Comparative Analysis of TK Student Performance Outcomes in LAUSD
Los Angeles Unified School District
November 2015
LAUSD's TK cohort findings show transitional kindergarteners scored markedly better than children without TK on the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) and Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) through 1st grade.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications
Resource Type: Research & Reports

2013 Conference - Math Session Why Math Matters Article
Linda Platas
February 2013
Article detailing the importance of mathematics in early childhood education.
Topics: Communications, Mathematics
Resource Type: Research & Reports

AccELLerate! National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition
January 2012
This set of articles discusses several topics surrounding Dual Language Learners (DLLs). Topics include: the importance of vocabulary development; helping parents and caregivers to prepare their children for school; developing family-school-community partnerships; the need to foster DLLs social and emotional development in a new language, etc.
Topics: English Language Development, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Research & Reports

AIR Transitional Kindergarten Research Brief
American Institutes of Research
October 2014
This research brief highlights characteristics of TK classrooms across California compared with those of kindergarten classrooms, specifically around developmentally-appropriate practices.
Topics: Policy, Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Alignment of Foundations and Common Core Presentation
WestEd
November 2011
A Power Point presentation that delineates the alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with the California Common Core State Standards for kindergarten.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Research & Reports

Assessing Social-Emotional Competence
Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
January 2008
This synthesis provides information for early care and education providers on using evidence-based practices in screening and assessing the social-emotional competence of young children.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Policy, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Assessment Considerations for Young English Language Learners Across Different Levels of Accountability
Linda M. Espinosa & Michael L. López
August 2007
An article discussing of considerations and recommendations for assessing young English language learners in programs with different levels of accountability and an overview of current assessment measurements and strategies for English language learners.
Topics: English Language Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Research & Reports

Assessment for Learning: What Policymakers Should Know About Formative Assessment
WestEd
April 2013
A policy brief discussing the need for assessment systems in which assessments are used not just to measure student learning and inform accountability decisions but also to advance learning by guiding classroom instruction, and suggesting possible next steps for state and federal policymakers.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports

August 2012 TK Monthly Webinar
Vickie Ramos, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California): Janice Battaglia, Inclusion Collaborative and CPIN Special Ed Lead; and Elia Garcia, Santa Clara County Office of Education
August 2012
Webinar (Powerpoint and audio recording) providing an overview of the TKCalifornia website.
Topics: Communications
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, Research & Reports, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

August 2012 TK Monthly Webinar
Vickie Ramos, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California): Janice Battaglia, Inclusion Collaborative and CPIN Special Ed Lead; and Elia Garcia, Santa Clara County Office of Education
August 2012
Powerpoint presentation providing an overview of the TKCalifornia website.
Topics: Communications
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, Research & Reports, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

California CSEFEL
California Collaborative on the Social & Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
July 2012
A website that offers resources and material to support the social emotional development and school readiness of young children. Several activities and PDFs available for download.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports, Templates & Activities

CCSESA TK Planning Guide
California County Superintendents Educational Services Association
November 2011
This guide for transitional kindergarten is a resource to assist California school districts in the development of the first year of their two-year kindergarten programs.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Presentations, Research & Reports

Center for Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning at Vanderbilt
July 2012
A website that gives different strategies for promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. Several activities and PDFs available for download.
Topics: Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports, Templates & Activities

CISC School Readiness Subcommittee - 2012
California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA)
May 2012
Contact list for members of the School Readiness Subcommittee who sit on CCSESA's Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee (CISC).
Topics: Administration & Operations
Resource Type: Research & Reports

CSBA Transitional Kindergarten Policy Brief
California School Board Association
July 2011
A policy brief developed by the California School Board Association describing and explaning Transitional Kindergarten.
Topics: Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Culturally Responsive Mathematics Teaching and English Language Learners
Diane Torres-Velasquez with Gilberto Lobo
January 2005
This article discusses and illustrates some strategies for teaching culturally responsive mathematics to ELLs. These strategies help students perceive and describe their world, their community, and themselves using mathematics and language.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Development, Mathematics
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports, Teaching Strategies

Customizable Parent Brochure on Transitional Kindergarten - Spanish
Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
March 2012
The following template brochure was developed based on feedback from parents across California. It incorporates information about the Kindergarten Readiness Act and the creation of transitional kindergarten, and provides space for local implementers to tailor the information to their own program. It also includes graphics and photos that help illustrate what transitional kindergarten is and how children will learn in the program.
Topics: Communications, Family Engagement, Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports, Templates & Activities

DRDP-SR Field Study Overview
WestEd, Center for Child and Family Studies
August 2011
The Desired Results Developmental Profile - School Readiness (DRDP-SR) field study overview, which includes DRDP-SR purposes, information on DRDPtech-SR data entry system, feedback from pilot teachers and a status update as of Fall 2011.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Research & Reports

DRDP-SR Project Summary & District Report Template
California Department of Education
August 2011
A Desired Results Developmental Profile - School Readiness (DRDP-SR) Instrument project summary details how the DRDP-SR project was developed to test a child assessment for teachers to observe, document, and reflect on the learning, development and progress of children's kindergarten readiness. Also included is a template for district reports.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Research & Reports, Templates & Activities

DRDP-SR Sample Aggregate Summary Data Report
California Department of Education
August 2011
A Desired Results Developmental Profile - School Readiness (DRDP-SR) Instrument sample Fall and Spring aggregate summary data report that includes how to read the report and how to use the report information.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Research & Reports, Templates & Activities

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