Webinar: Community, School, and Student Predictors of WAKids Kindergarten Readiness

January, 2017

In cooperation with the Washington State Office of Financial Management’s Education Research and Data Center, Washington State University’s Child and Family Research Unit has completed an analysis of community, school, and individual student characteristics that predict differences in Kindergarten school readiness. The webinar will present key findings on initial school readiness differences and how WAKids Kindergarten school readiness scores predict key indicators of academic success through Grade 2.


Dr. Christopher Blodgett 
Director, WSU Child and Family Research Unit 


There will be two opportunities to participate in the webinar: 

Thursday, February 23rd, 1:00-2:30pm 
Friday, March 3rd, 

The webinar will also be archived and available on the WSU Child and Family Research Unit’s website. 

To Participate

  1. Log in to this website as a guest: http://breeze.wsu.edu/blodgett 
  2. Call into the following phone conference line (long distance charges may apply): 509-335-2277 then follow the prompts to enter one of the following Conference IDs: 
    Thursday February 23rd 1:00-2:30pm: Conference ID: 5465800# 
    Friday March 3th 1:00-2:30pm: Conference ID: 581483# 

Please note the webinar uses Adobe Connect software and a free download may be needed to join the webinar. Please sign in 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the webinar to permit time for the download. 

The webinar will not permit live discussion but includes a moderated chat feature where questions can be asked. 

Questions can be directed to: 

Myah Houghten 
WSU Child and Family Research Unit 

This study project was funded by a U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences 2015 Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems grant obtained and lead by the state of Washington Office of Financial Management’s Education Research and Data Center and completed under contract by CAFRU. One hundred percent of the $226,409.50 total cost of this project was financed with Federal money, and no non-governmental sources funded this project.

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