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Outcome Areas
Children Ready for School
Children Succeeding in School

Students performing at grade level or meeting state curriculum standards
Children ages 0 to 5 exhibiting age-appropriate mental and physical development

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Early Childhood (0-8)
     Type of Setting
       Child Care / Preschool
       Elementary School
     Type of Service
       Instructional Support
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Cognitive Development / School Performance

Evidence Level  (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs

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Program Overview

Arthur is a book-based educational television program that consists of two stories involving characters dealing with moral issues in each show. The program is intended for children ages 4 to 8, and has been used as a listening comprehension and language development tool for English language learning students.

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Program Reviews

The Arthur program has not yet been thoroughly reviewed by PPN, but preliminary review suggests it may be effective at improving outcomes for the indicators listed above.

This program is highly regarded by other credible organizations and reviews of the program can be found online at the websites listed below:

USDOE What Works Clearinghouse

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