Since 2010, California has been planning and implementing a new grade level, transitional kindergarten (TK), with the goal of promoting school readiness and learning outcomes for students. TK is the first year of a two-year... Continue Reading
American Institutes for Research
Transitional Kindergarten in California: The Impact of Transitional Kindergarten on English Learner Students
This research brief explores the impact of transitional kindergarten (TK) on English learner (EL) students, those who do not speak, read, write, or understand English as well because it is not their home language. EL students... Continue Reading
Transitional Kindergarten in California: What Do Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms Look Like in the Third Year of the Program’s Implementation?
The latest brief from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) provides new information on classroom make-up, structure, and teacher characteristics in California’s Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program.
The goal of this study was to measure the success of the program by determining the impact of transitional kindergarten on students’ readiness for kindergarten.
Research Brief: Transitional Kindergarten in California – Early Outreach, Enrollment, and Parent Perspectives
This research brief (third in a series investigating California's transitional kindergarten implementation in Year 1) focuses on district outreach efforts, parent perceptions of TK, and TK student demographics.
This research brief (second in a series highlighting findings from the Study of California’s Transitional Kindergarten Program) focuses on characteristics of transitional kindergarten classrooms compared with those of kindergarten classrooms.
In 2010, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the Kindergarten Readiness Act into law, which established a new grade level—transitional kindergarten (TK). American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted an investigation of the planning and implementation of TK in the 2012–13 school year.