Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why is it important to participate? 

The study helps the state understand how well preschool programs are preparing students for school in order to make better decisions about resource allocation. 

 

I’m busy throughout the day, how long will the testing take?

We’re willing to work around your schedule and the test will only take 30 minutes of your time.

 

Can I see the results from my child’s assessment?

The study and its instruments are designed to identify group differences, and we do not report or share individual children’s test scores. However, you are welcome to observe your child taking the test.

  

My child is shy/reluctant to talk to strangers, can my child still participate?

Our trained assessors are used to meeting the needs of a wide variety of students and are prepared to use their expertise in education to make sure your child is as comfortable as possible during the testing process.

 

Will my child’s testing data be secure?

All test data will be kept confidential, no names or identifying information will be used, and parents are present during the entire testing process. 

 

I can’t make the testing appointment. Can someone else take my child to the testing?

A parent or legal guardian MUST attend the testing appointment with their child to give consent to participate and complete a survey. 

 

My friend has a preschool child. Can they participate?

You can direct your friend to our website to sign up and we will contact them with more details about the study.

Am I guaranteed participation?

We will screen all interested participants for eligibility and geographical location. Not all interested families will be able to participate.

How will my contact information be used?

ETI will only use personal information submitted to us to process your requests for participation in our research studies. We will not intentionally sell, share, or distribute your personal information to third parties, except as required by law.