School Readiness Research

Website links and school readiness resources.

A Review of School Readiness Practices in the States: Early Learning Guidelines and Assessments

Research on the importance of the early childhood years has compelled states to support children’s school readiness. This brief provides an overview of states’ Early Learning Guidelines (ELGs) and school readiness assessments.

School Readiness

An article on School Readiness from the American Academy of Pediatrics (Pediatrics Vol. 121 No. 4 April 1, 2008 pp. e1008 -e1015). This technical report supports American Academy of Pediatrics policy statements “Quality Early Education and Child Care From Birth to Kindergarten” and “The Inappropriate Use of School ‘Readiness’ Tests.” For more information Click Here.

Additional Resources

Other organizations with research recommendations and recommendations on early childhood practice and policy include:


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