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Gray-Lobe Guthrie, Pathak Parag A., Walters Christopher R., May 2021
Reports & Papers

We use admissions lotteries to estimate the effects of large-scale public preschool in Boston on college-going, college preparation, standardized test scores, and behavioral outcomes. Preschool enrollment boosts college attendance, as well as SAT…

Gray-Lobe Guthrie, Pathak Parag A., Walters Christopher R., May 2021
Reports & Papers

We use admissions lotteries to estimate the effects of large-scale public preschool in Boston on college-going, college preparation, standardized test scores, and behavioral outcomes. Preschool enrollment boosts college attendance, as well as SAT…

Harknett Kristen, Schneider Daniel J. (Daniel Jonathan), Luhr Sigrid, October, 2019
Reports & Papers
Working parents must arrange some type of care for their young children when they are away at work. For parents with unstable and unpredictable work schedules, the logistics of arranging care can be complex. In this paper, we use survey data from…
Ackerman Debra J., 2018
Reports & Papers
In this report I share the results of a document-based, comparative case study aimed at increasing our understanding about the potential utility of state kindergarten entry assessments (KEAs) to provide evidence of English learner (EL)…
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…
Smith Emilie Phillips, Witherspoon Dawn P., Osgood D. Wayne, July/August 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Positive youth development (PYD) deserves more empirical attention, particularly among children of diverse racial-ethnic backgrounds. Given the need among families for monitoring and supervision during out-of-school time, community-based afterschool…
Raudenbush Stephen W., Eschmann Robert D., August, 2015
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Does experience in school increase or reduce social inequality in skills? Sociologists have long debated this question. Drawing from the counterfactual account of causality, we propose that the impact of going to school on a given skill depends on…
Speirs Katherine E., Vesely Colleen K., Roy Kevin M., June, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Recent research has drawn attention to the deleterious effects of instability on child development. In particular, child care instability may make it hard for children to form secure attachments to their care providers which may have a negative…
Bloom Howard S., Weiland Christina, March, 2015
Reports & Papers
This paper uses data from the Head Start Impact Study (HSIS), a nationally representative multi-site randomized trial, to quantify variation in effects of Head Start during 2002-2003 on children's cognitive and socio-emotional outcomes relative to…
Wilson-Ahlstrom Alicia, Yohalem Nicole, DuBois David L., Ji Peter, Hillaker Barb, January, 2014
Methods
Helping to build what are often referred to as "social-emotional" or "21st century skills" is an important contribution that many youth programs make and more could be making. Yet these efforts remain underrepresented in the program evaluation…
Linden Leigh L., Herrera Carla, Grossman Jean Baldwin, July, 2013
Reports & Papers
We assess the potential of academic OST programs through a four-year RCT of an intensive, comprehensive program. The program improves reading comprehension and problem solving scores after two years--but only the latter persists four years later.…
Herrera Carla, Grossman Jean Baldwin, Linden Leigh L., 2013
Reports & Papers
Higher Achievement targets rising fifth and sixth graders from "at-risk communities" and serves them throughout the middle school years. Its goal is to strengthen participants' academic skills, attitudes and behaviors, reinforce high aspirations and…
Piha Sam, Julian Joshua, Cruz Rozel, July, 2012
Reports & Papers
An examination of the implementation of California's Proposition 49, which funds school-based after school programs, and the current status and needs of the after school field in California, based on a document review and key informant interviews
Piha Sam, Julian Joshua, Cruz Rozel, July, 2012
Executive Summary
A summary of an examination of the implementation of California's Proposition 49, which funds school-based after school programs, and the current status and needs of the after school field in California, based on a document review and key informant…