Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)
Spring 2018 Conference, Washington, D.C.
February 28-March 3, 2018
Presentation Title: "Getting In: The Influence of Early Intervention on Later Selection into Higher-Performing Schools"
Authors: Deanna A. Ibrahim, Tyler W. Watts (2017 PhD Alumnus), Jill Gandhi, Alaa Khader, C. Cybele Raver
Recent early interventions have typically yielded positive short-run effects followed by medium-term fadeout during childhood (see Bailey et al., 2016). Despite this discouraging recent evidence, early childhood programs are scaling up at a remarkable rate around the country (e.g., New York), making the need for rigorous early childhood program evaluations with long-run follow-up even more pressing. This study investigated the impact of the program on children’s school choices, and found that the program may have compelled children to select into higher quality schools following preschool.
Symposium Organizer: Tyler W. Watts