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For the second year in a row, third-graders who participated in the Denver Preschool Program (DPP) four years earlier outperformed their non-DPP peers on the 2014 reading TCAP, the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program delivered in Denver Public Schools (DPS).
Children who can’t read by the end of third grade are four to six times more likely to drop out of school.
“High-quality preschool can help close the early achievement gap and ensure that more kids are graduating from high school on time,” said Jennifer Landrum, President and CEO of DPP, a sales tax-funded initiative that extends preschool tuition support to all Denver 4-year-olds. “Children who have learned to read by third grade are ready to read to learn in the years that follow.”