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Longitudinal associations between executive functioning and academic skills across content areas.
EF skills continued to be strong predictors of gains in mathematics in kindergarten and a more moderate predictor of kindergarten language gains, and mathematics activities may be a possible avenue for improving EF skills in young children. Expand
Motivation and Self-Regulation as Predictors of Achievement in Economically Disadvantaged Young Children
Abstract The primary purpose of the present study was to better understand the roles of motivation and self-regulated task behavior for early school achievement differences among young, economicallyExpand
Preschool classroom processes as predictors of children's cognitive self-regulation skills development.
The proportion of observed time teachers spent delivering instruction as well as the proportion of time children were involved with mathematics and literacy were related to CSR gains, as was the quality of teacher instruction. Expand
Executive function skills and academic achievement gains in prekindergarten: Contributions of learning-related behaviors.
Results indicated that children's learning-related behaviors mediated associations between executive function skills and literacy and mathematics gains through children's level of involvement, sequential learning behaviors, and disengagement from the classroom. Expand
Behavioral Risk Factors in Kindergarten.
Abstract Interpersonal and work-related classroom behaviors of 650 kindergarten children were assessed to identify behaviors critical for success. Thirty kindergarten teachers participated, providingExpand
Effects of the Tennessee Prekindergarten Program on children’s achievement and behavior through third grade
Abstract This report presents results of a randomized trial of a state prekindergarten program. Low-income children (N = 2990) applying to oversubscribed programs were randomly assigned to receiveExpand
Rethinking School Readiness.