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Ready for School Success

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, director of the Infant Language Laboratory at Temple University, did a study to determine which school readiness skill is the best predictor of a child's later success. The research team analyzed academic and behavioral assessments of 1,200 children, and looked at how scores correlated in grades 1, 3, and 5. They found that of the skills evaluated—social/emotional, attention, health, reading, math and language—only language skills, at the start of kindergarten, predicted his or her performance in fifth grade math, reading language and social skills) from first through fifth grade.

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