Preschool Through Elementary School Coherence
Policy makers, educators, and researchers complain that math learning in preschool is often disconnected from math learning in the early elementary grades. This disconnect can lead to students experiencing uneven instructional practices, which can compromise their learning. The goal of the COHERE project is to identify policies and practices that are associated with high quality, continuous math education from preK through the early primary grades. Specifically, the COHERE team is collaborating with two diverse districts in California to document their efforts to create policy alignment and continuity, and measure how these efforts influence students’ learning opportunities, experiences, and ultimately math proficiencies from preschool through grade 2.