The main hypothesis of the proposed research are depicted in the following section
- The performance level of the students who attended preschool is much higher that the performance level of the students who did not attend preschool
- The intellectual quotient and capability of the of the students who attended preschool is much higher that the performance level of the students who did not attend preschool
- The students who attended preschool were able to transition into higher grades in elementary school with more ease as opposed to the students who did not attend preschool
The independent variables in the proposed study pertain to the factors that influence the performance level and the intellectual capability of the students. The factors that influence the transitional ease for the students are also the independent variables in the study. The variables to attending preschool and not attending preschool are fixed, but not dependent variables as they can influence the independent variables.
The dependent variables of the propose study are as follows.
- Performance Level: The performance level of the students is the academic performance that they depict in the elementary school. In order to measure this the academic results of the students on tests and quizzes will be taken into account.
- Intellectual Capability: The intellectual capability is the intellectual quotient which provides how developed their cognitive thinking process is which helps them learn new things. The intellectual capability would be measured through the motor skill coordination, and through the comprehension of the academic texts and the scenarios as depicted by students in the first grade
- Transitional Ease: This is the level of ease with which the children are able to adapt to the school life in the elementary school. The transitional ease would be measured based through the test and quiz results of the students in the first four weeks of the first grade.