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Shedd Meagan K., Stephens Lacy, Matts Colleen, Laney James, November, 2018
Reports & Papers
In 2018, the National Farm to School Network (NFSN), in partnership with the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS), implemented the 2018 National Farm to Early Care and Education Survey. Similar surveys were conducted in…
Jolstead Krystine A., Caldarella Paul, Hansen Blake, Korth Byran B., Williams Leslie, Kamps Debra, January, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Challenging behavior in preschool is a serious concern for teachers. Positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) have been shown to be effective in reducing such behaviors. Class-Wide Function-Related Intervention Teams (CW-FIT) is a…
Overby Melanie, Hobbs L. Jon, June, 2016
Reports & Papers
In 2013 the Waterford Institute was awarded a validation grant from the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) to fund the validation of "Utah Preparing Students Today for a Rewarding Tomorrow (UPSTART)", a pilot project that uses a computer-based…
Suddreth Diana, Throndsen Jennifer, Wiebke Sara, 14 April, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report describes the implementation (demographics, equipment, and usage) of Utah's UPSTART program for the sixth-year cohort and the research methods, outcome measures, and literacy results for the cohort. Longitudinal data, a participant cost…
Evaluation & Training Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.), January, 2016
Reports & Papers
Utah Preparing Students Today for a Rewarding Tomorrow (UPSTART) is a home-based preschool program developed and provided by Waterford to prepare preschool children for school and future academic success. The Evaluation and Training Institute (ETI…
Suddreth Diana, Throndsen Jennifer, Wiebke Sara, 18 September, 2015
Reports & Papers
This report describes the demographics of and the outcome measures, data collection, program implementation, and literacy results for the fifth-year cohort of Utah's UPSTART program. A participant cost summary and implications are also presented.
Dickson Sydnee, Throndsen Jennifer, Ebert Sheri, 17 September, 2015
Reports & Papers
This report describes Utah's UPSTART program and the outcome measures and analysis strategy used for the Year 4 cohort. Evaluation results are presented, as well as the federal funding allocation for fiscal year 2014.
Evaluation & Training Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.), February, 2014
Reports & Papers
UPSTART is a pilot project established by the Utah state legislature that uses a home-based education technology approach to develop the school readiness skills of preschool children. In its fourth year of operation during the 2012-13 school year,…
Evaluation & Training Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.), March, 2013
Reports & Papers
UPSTART is a pilot project established by the Utah state legislature that uses a home-based education technology approach to develop the school readiness skills of preschool children. In its third year of operation during the 2011-12 school year,…
Gunter Leslie, Caldarella Paul, Korth Byran B., Young K. Richard, June, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An evaluation of the influence of a socioemotional learning curriculum, Strong Start Pre-K, on children's social and emotional competence, based on data from 52 preschool students in a Title 1 preschool in a metropolitan area in Utah
Evaluation & Training Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.), March, 2012
Reports & Papers
Established as a pilot demonstration project by the Utah state legislature, UPSTART uses educational technology in a home-based approach to develop the school readiness skills of preschool children. A majority (60%) of the 1,018 preschool children…
McCarthy Betsy, Michel Lisa, Tiu Michelle, Atienza Sara, Rice John, Nakamoto Jonathan, Tafoya Armando, October, 2011
Reports & Papers
A study of the implementation of The Electric Company Summer Learning Program, a transmedia curriculum for summer programs with a focus on math and literacy skills, and of the relationship of participation in the program to teaching outcomes and to…
Evaluation & Training Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.), August, 2011
Reports & Papers
Established as a pilot demonstration project by the Utah state legislature, UPSTART uses educational technology in a home-based approach to develop the school readiness skills of preschool children. A majority (56%) of the 1,248 preschool children…
Johnson Erin Phinney, Perry Justin, Shamir Haya, August 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the impact of three different methods of presenting material with computer-assisted instruction (CAI) compared to a no-CAI control group on early reading skills of 183 preschool- and kindergarten-aged children
Jones Jiselle, 2009
Reports & Papers
An examination of the impact of the Early Reading First (ERF) program on receptive and expressive language, phonemic awareness, print-word awareness, and alphabetic knowledge of 3 and 4 year old preschoolers in combined regular and special education…