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Preschool quality enhances first-graders’ reading acquisition

Preschool is meant to prepare children for a smooth transition to the first grade and enhance children’s learning in the first grade. However, a fresh study from the Department of Psychology at the University of Jyväskylä Finland indicates that not only the fact of attending preschool but also the quality of preschool matters for children’s reading acquisition in the first grade.

Language skills at age 2 onwards can predict PISA performance

A study carried out at the University of Jyväskylä has found that performance in the reading comprehension task of the OECD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), taken at age 15, can be reliably predicted well before the beginning of school.