Alabama Pre-K Results

A study by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama analyzed student achievement through the 6th grade and found that First Class Pre-K alumni consistently outperformed their peers in reading and math. PARCA also found that First Class Pre-K closed the achievement gap for participating low-income students by 25 percent.

Click here to read the PARCA study: "Analysis of ARMT Scores for Recipients of First Class/OSR Pre-K"​

Click here to read an executive summary of the PARCA study in the October 2013 PARCA Perspective Newsletter

The Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education also reports that Alabama First Class Pre-K alums have higher attendance rates, are less likely to require special education placement and are less likely to repeat a grade than children that did not participate in the program.