The Big Lift is making a significant difference for children and families throughout the region. Five years of rigorous, independent evaluation by the RAND Corporation show Big Lift children are more ready for kindergarten than other students and maintain their reading levels over the summer. At third grade, Big Lift children have English Language reclassification rates twice as high as children who did not attend preschool. In addition, emerging data show programs implementing a specific set of targeted language and literacy practices in preschool are boosting kindergarten readiness rates by an additional 20 percentage points above and beyond already existing preschool benefits.
Kindergarten Readiness Dashboard
To explore and interact with kindergarten readiness data in The Big Lift districts, visit our dashboard, the only dashboard of its kind in the State of California
The Big Lift Initiative Evaluations
The Big Lift Evaluation:
Research Findings Five Years In
The Big Lift Descriptive Analyses: Kindergarten Readiness and Elementary School Reading Outcomes for the 2016–2017 and 2017–2018 Kindergarten Classes
Big Lift Participation and School Entry Indicators: Findings for the 2016–2017 Kindergarten Class