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Moore Stephanie A., Dowdy Erin, Hinton Tameisha, DiStefano Christine, Greer Fred, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Universal mental health screening is a proactive approach to identify students who may benefit from prevention or early intervention services. Despite known benefits, few schools are engaging in screening efforts and it is critical to examine…
Datta A. Rupa, 22 August, 2018
Multimedia

This webinar examines research possibilities related to the use of child care provider lists. It also addresses the process of acquiring accurate provider counts, presenting an example from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE…

Klein Ashley Kopack, 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers (Q-CCIIT) observation tool is a reliable and valid research-based observational tool that measures the quality of interactions between infants and toddlers and their caregivers in…
Liner Annie C., December, 2017
Reports & Papers
This study examined the construct and predictive validity of the Essential Skills kindergarten readiness assessment using Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling (ESEM) analysis. Participants included 472 kindergarten children from a local school…
Pennsylvania. Department of Education, December, 2017
Other
This summary report discusses the implementation of the Pennsylvania Kindergarten Entry Inventory (KEI), the PA KEI validation study, enhancements, and next steps.
Bloom Howard S., Spybrook Jessaca, October-December 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Multisite trials, which are being used with increasing frequency in education and evaluation research, provide an exciting opportunity for learning about how the effects of interventions or programs are distributed across sites. In particular, these…
Bloom Howard S., Raudenbush Stephen W., Weiss Michael J., Porter Kristin, October-December 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present article considers a fundamental question in evaluation research: "By how much do program effects vary across sites?" The article first presents a theoretical model of cross-site impact variation and a related estimation model with a…
Mattera Shira K., Morris Pamela A., Jacob Robin T., Maier Michelle F., Rojas Natalia M., August, 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
A growing literature has demonstrated that early math skills are associated with later outcomes for children. This research has generated interest in improving children's early math competencies as a pathway to improved outcomes for children in…
Jacobs Johnson Cleopatra, Thomas Jaime, Boller Kimberly, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Research Findings: Many young children spend crucial developmental years in informal, home-based child care (HBCC) settings, but parents and others share concerns about HBCC quality. We applied the ecomap method in a descriptive study of racially…

Abel Alyson D., Schuele C. Melanie, Barako-Arndt Karen, Lee Marvin W., Blankenship Kathryn Guillot, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was (a) to describe the performance of preschool children from families with college-educated mothers on two norm-referenced measures, the Preschool Language Scale-4 (PLS-4) and Peabody Picture Vocabulary Tests-III (PPVT-…
American Institutes for Research, University of Pennsylvania, 30 June, 2017
Reports & Papers
The focus of Phase 1 was to examine the construct validity of the PA KEI. Evidence of construct validity refers to scientific evidence that the items within an assessment operate in a manner that is aligned with the domains that the PA KEI purports…
American Institutes for Research, University of Pennsylvania, 30 June, 2017
Executive Summary
The focus of Phase 1 was to examine the construct validity of the PA KEI. Evidence of construct validity refers to scientific evidence that the items within an assessment operate in a manner that is aligned with the dimensions that the PA KEI…
Cattaneo Matias D., Titiunik Rocio, Vazquez-Bare Gonzalo, Summer 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The regression discontinuity (RD) design is a popular quasi-experimental design for causal inference and policy evaluation. The most common inference approaches in RD designs employ "flexible" parametric and nonparametric local polynomial methods,…
Henderson Davis E., May, 2017
Reports & Papers
Purpose: Over-identification of Navajo Head Start children into special education on the Navajo Reservation has come to the attention of Tribal leaders, Educational leaders, and parents due to the use of invalid assessment measures. Dynamic…
Weigel Daniel J., Martin Sally S., Lowman Jennifer L., March/April 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Several challenges arise when researchers or practitioners attempt to assess the literacy skills of toddlers, including a lack of developmentally appropriate measures, toddlers' more limited communication ability, and how literacy is defined in the…