Report recommends expanding Indiana's pre-K program
The report and accompanying data visualization were prepared to inform decision-making on Indiana’s On My Way Pre-K Pilot Program
Authors of a new report from an Indiana University research center recommend that Indiana spend more money and consider new funding mechanisms to expand its pilot pre-kindergarten program.
The report, prepared by the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy for the Indiana State Board of Education and released today, compared data on 10 states that have implemented pilot pre-K programs and then expanded these programs beyond the pilot phase. It finds that states with the highest total amounts of state funding allocated to pre-K serve the most students.
The report and accompanying data visualization were prepared to inform decision-making on Indiana’s On My Way Pre-K Pilot Program. Publicly available data were examined on characteristics of state-funded pre-K programs; these characteristics were selected to provide comprehensive snapshots of state-funded pre-K programs in each of the 10 states examined. The data included:
- History of program development and expansion
- Funding source(s) and amounts
- Quality standards for service providers
- Eligibility requirements for students/families
- Enrollment numbers
- Number and types of service providers and measures of program effectiveness
For more, read the press release.