The purpose of the 2015-2016 NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K) Evaluation study was to examine the long-term effects of participation in NC Pre-K at the end of kindergarten. Two groups of children were compared—those who attended NC Pre-K (treatment) and those who had not attended NC Pre-K (comparison). Propensity score matching (PSM) was used to select a matched sample of children with similar characteristics across the two groups. Since the inception of the statewide pre-k program in North Carolina in 2001-2002, the evaluation has been conducted by the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
You may download the executive summary of the findings and/or the full report.