Michigan expanded preschool funding. Reading scores show it works.

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In 2013, Michigan embarked on the largest expansion of taxpayer-funded preschool in the nation, with the goal of improving academic achievement among low- and moderate-income students.

We now know it’s working.  

When students from the first class of the expanded Great Start Readiness Program reached third grade in 2017-18, they scored higher on Michigan’s standardized test, the M-STEP, in both English language arts and math than their demographically-similar classmates who didn’t enroll in GSRP.

Scores were higher for students who attended GSRP as -year-olds in every racial group and among students with disabilities. 

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