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Closing the Word Gap with Big Word Club: Evaluating the Impact of a Tech-Based Early Childhood Vocabulary Program

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Kalil, Ariel (University of Chicago. Harris School of Public Policy)
  • Mayer, Susan (University of Chicago. Harris School of Public Policy)
  • Oreopoulos, Philip (University of Toronto)
Publication Date
2019-12-31
Funding Reference
  • The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
Free Keywords
Education; Kindergarten; Preschool; Vocabulary
Description
  • Abstract

    Vocabulary is critical to literacy development in early childhood, yet large disparities in vocabulary knowledge persist between children from high-income and low-income backgrounds. In a randomized evaluation, researchers evaluated the Big Word Club, a classroom-based digital learning program designed to increase the vocabulary of young children, to assess the program’s impact on children’s receptive vocabulary. Researchers found that the Big Word Club increased students’ knowledge and retention of words included in the program.

    To see more information and to find a link to the research paper:
    https://www.povertyactionlab.org/evaluation/closing-word-gap-big-word-club-evaluating-impact-tech-based-early-childhood-vocabulary
Temporal Coverage
  • 2017-01-01 / 2018-12-31
    Time Period: Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2017--Mon Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2018
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Availability
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Update Metadata: 2020-01-21 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-01-21

Kalil, Ariel; Mayer, Susan; Oreopoulos, Philip (2019): Closing the Word Gap with Big Word Club: Evaluating the Impact of a Tech-Based Early Childhood Vocabulary Program. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E117330