Development of the literacy achievement gap: a longitudinal study of kindergarten through third grade.

@article{Foster2007DevelopmentOT,
  title={Development of the literacy achievement gap: a longitudinal study of kindergarten through third grade.},
  author={Wayne A Foster and Merideth Miller},
  journal={Language, speech, and hearing services in schools},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={173-81}
}
PURPOSE The major goal of this study was to specify the developmental trajectories for phonics and early text comprehension skills of children from kindergarten through third grade. METHOD Data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (N = 12,261) were used in this study. The participants were divided into 3 school readiness groups based on an assessment of literacy skill development at the time of entrance into kindergarten. The different groups were tracked on phonics and text… CONTINUE READING