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Study shows Ga.'s pre-k program improves school readiness

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State officials say a recent study shows that Georgia's pre-kindergarten program significantly improved school readiness, participants scored higher in language and math evaluations.

The study by FPG Child Development Institute, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, found that average scores for children that participated in Georgi's Pre-K Program were above the national norm in several subjects.

Researchers found results were most pronounced in key language and literacy skills such as letter knowledge, letter-word identification, and phonemic awareness, all curcial benchmarks in being proficient in later literacy skills. Participation in the pre-k program also resulted in positive effects on key math skills, including counting and problem solving, and children's general knowledge.

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