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Ingoldsby Erin M., Morrison Colleen, Ruben Joelle, Melz Heidi, Cairone Karen, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
This special topic paper outlines the rationale for using and supporting logic models grounded in theories of change to help build the TI evidence base. It draws from information gleaned from our research summary, program scan, key informant…
Ingoldsby Erin M., Morrison Colleen, Ruben Joelle, Melz Heidi, Cairone Karen, August, 2020
Executive Summary
This special topic paper presents key findings on the use of theories of change and logic models in TI initiatives gleaned from the following project activities: - A research summary of TI systems-level initiatives - A program scan featuring…
Fantuzzo John W., Gadsden Vivian L., Li Feifei, Sproul Faith, McDermott Paul A., Hightower A. Dirk, Minney Ashley, Q4 2013
Instruments
Peer Reviewed
Fantuzzo John W., Gadsden Vivian L., Li Feifei, Sproul Faith, McDermott Paul A., Hightower A. Dirk, Minney Ashley, Q4 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The primary aim of this study was to develop and validate a short form of the 42-item Family Involvement Questionnaire (FIQ) for use in preschool. Empirical evidence derived from a representative sample of preschool programs in a large city in…

Zhang Xiuyuan, McDermott Paul A., Fantuzzo John W., Gadsden Vivian L., August, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A multiscale criterion-referenced test that featured two presumably equivalent forms (A and B), was administered to 1,667 Head Start children at each of four points over an academic year. Using a randomly equivalent groups design, three equating…
Waterman Clare, McDermott Paul A., Fantuzzo John W., Gadsden Vivian L., Q1 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the relative proportions of score variation attributable to both assessors and children on assessments administered both outside of classrooms by extramural assessors and for measures administered by teachers within classrooms,…
Willoughby Michael T., Kupersmidt Janis, Voegler-Lee Mary Ellen, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A reanalysis of data using an alternative analytic approach--a fixed effects regression analysis--to examine the relationship between preschool executive function and children's academic achievement, based on data from 794 preschool children,…
McDermott Paul A., Fantuzzo John W., Warley Heather P., Waterman Clare, Angelo Lauren E., Gadsden Vivian L., Sekino Yumiko, February, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A validity study that includes both exploratory and confirmatory analyses of the Learning-to-Learn scales, a longitudinal study of its sensitivity to growth, and a study of its predictive power against future deficits in cognitive achievement, based…
Baker Courtney N., Kupersmidt Janis, Voegler-Lee Mary Ellen, Arnold David H., Willoughby Michael T., Q3 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between number of teacher-implemented activities in a kindergarten readiness intervention and center type, attitudes toward the intervention, perceptions of the work environment, perceptions of the center director, job…
McDermott Paul A., Fantuzzo John W., Waterman Clare, Angelo Lauren E., Warley Heather P., Gadsden Vivian L., Zhang Xiuyuan, October, 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Educators need accurate assessments of preschool cognitive growth to guide curriculum design, evaluation, and timely modification of their instructional programs. But available tests do not provide content breadth or growth sensitivity over brief…
Child Trends, May, 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of research related to the measurement of quality in child care and early education settings, including important aspects of quality to measure, aspects of quality that existing measures cover well, and effective strategies for measuring…
Zaslow Martha, Tout Kathryn, Halle Tamara, Forry Nicole D., May, 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A discussion of the different purposes for measuring child care and early education quality, including the importance of distinguishing among different purposes when assessing quality and the need for care when assessments are to be used for…
Forry Nicole D., Vick Jessica, Halle Tamara, May, 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A discussion of measuring child care quality by identifying child care and early education practices and features associated with child development in specific domains, including language and literacy, math, science, and cognition, socioemotional…
Andreassen Carol, Fletcher Philip, August 2007
Methods
A description of the characteristics and field performance of instruments used in the two-year data collection of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B), a nationally representative longitudinal study following children born…
Andreassen Carol, Fletcher Philip, West Jerry, 2005
Reports & Papers
An overview of assessment methods and purposes for data collection on the developmental status of children in the study