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Kindergarten has undergone continuous change since its inception in 1837. Minnesota’s kindergarten program experienced a substantial transformation during the 2014-2015 academic year by offering full-day kindergarten at no cost. Students attending full-day kindergarten will receive twice the amount of instruction as years past, prompting a study on what effect this may have on student achievement. This capstone uses a combination of surveys, assessments, and interviews with to help answer the research question, What effect does full day kindergarten have on student achievement in literacy? Research concludes that full-day kindergarten has a positive impact on student achievement in literacy in kindergarten, first, and second grade.
Action Research, Interview, Survey
Munkvold, Philip Lee, "What Effect Does Full Day Kindergarten Have On Student Achievement In Literacy?" (2016). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4221.