Government of Prince Edward County

Building on the first report, which looked at the variation in quality among pre-kingdergarten programs in the Houston Independent School District, this report found that there did seem to be a positive connection between test scores and quality benchmarks for some groups. Non-economically disadvantaged appear to benefit from being enrolled in programs which attained a higher number of quality benchmarks. The same was not true, however, for economically disadvantaged students, suggesting that higher quality programs may actually be exacerbating gaps between low-income and higher-income students.  Given that this is contrary to previous studies in the district, more investigation into this outcome is needed.