Mississippi State University
Date of Degree
Dissertation - Open Access
Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Education Administration
Doctor of Philosophy
College of Education
Department of Leadership and Foundations
This study utilized the 2013 language arts data from the Mississippi Curriculum Test II to examine the impact Pre-k has on the reading achievement of low socio-economic African American students. This study was guided by one research question and employed a causal-comparative research design. The research question sought to determine the difference in MCT2 language arts scores of third grade students who participated in a school district’s Pre-k program and those who did not attend the district’s Pre-k program. The results indicated that there was a significant difference in the language arts scores of students who attended Pre-k and those that did not. The study concludes with implications for practicing educators and recommendations for future research.
Palmer, Sebrina R., "The Effect of the Pre-Kindergarten Program on the Reading Achievement Of African American Students" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 4377.