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Olson Lynn, LePage Brooke, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
This report explores the early learning measurement landscape, why it is failing students, teachers, parents, and taxpayers, and what can be done to improve early learning assessment after the pandemic subsides. It highlights promising innovations…
Tout Kathryn, Starr Rebecca, Wenner Jennifer, Hilty Rowan, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Investments in the development or revision of state and local Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) for early care and education have increased in recent years, due in part to the Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grants…
Cress Cynthia J., Lambert Matthew C., Epstein Michael H., August, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Strength-based assessment of behaviors in preschool children provides evidence of emotional and behavioral skills in children, rather than focusing primarily on weaknesses identified by deficit-based assessments. The Preschool Behavioral and…
Magnuson Katherine A., Lin Ying-Chun, July, 2015
Reports & Papers
The Wisconsin Early Child Care Study (WECCS) is a validation study undertaken to better understand whether Wisconsin's YoungStar Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) rating scale is functioning as intended. That is, the study is…
Auger Anamarie, Farkas George, Burchinal Margaret, Duncan Greg J., Vandell Deborah Lowe, December, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Much of child care research has focused on the effects of the quality of care in early childhood settings on children's school readiness skills. Although researchers increased the statistical rigor of their approaches over the past 15 years,…
Darrow Catherine L., November, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A quantifiable measure of teachers' intervention fidelity when delivering curriculum-based interventions allows researchers to interpret the effectiveness of the curricula under scrutiny. Fidelity measures, however, must accurately represent the…
Korfmacher Jon, Laszewski Audrey, Sparr Mariel, Hammel Jennifer, 25 June, 2012
Reports & Papers
An examination of the development and field testing of the Home Visiting Program Quality Rating Tool, a quality rating measure, based on data collected from 21 home visiting programs in Wisconsin and Illinois
Downer Jason T., Lopez Michael, Grimm Kevin J., Hamagami Aki, Pianta Robert C., Howes Carollee, Q1 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A test of the validity of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) for the prediction of academic outcomes and the measurement of social interactions in classrooms with varying compositions of English only and dual language learners, based on…
Griffith Annette K., Hurley Kristin Duppong, Trout Alexandra Lynn, Synhorst Lori, Epstein Michael H., Allen Elizabeth A., September, 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Over the past decade, there has been an increased need for the development and use of psychometrically acceptable measures to assess the behavioral and emotional strengths of young children served in statewide preschool and Head Start programs. One…
Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), Davis Elizabeth E., Grobe Deana, Kreader J. Lee, Pratt Clara C., May 2007
Reports & Papers
Findings from a study examining current child care market rate survey methods, practices, and policies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, territories, and tribes, including descriptions of challenges faced by jurisdictions in conducting…
Kauerz Kristie, June, 2006
Reports & Papers
A descriptive study of each state's kindergarten, first grade, and second grade content standards and mandatory assessments
Carver Priscilla R., Iruka Iheoma U., 2006
Reports & Papers
An examination of data from the After-School Programs and Activities survey on the participation of kindergarteners through eighth graders in after school programs, with discussion of the survey?s design, the different types of after school care,…
Konold Timothy R., Pianta Robert C., 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study using data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care to examine the relation between young children's school readiness and variables including social skill, parent interactions, problem behavior, cognitive processes, and self regulation
Breunig Gretchen Stahr, Brandon Richard N., Maher Erin J., 2003
Reports & Papers
A report on data sources suitable for use in calculating the size of the child care workforce for individual states
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2003
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study exploring the causal nature of relations between child care quality and children's development, based on data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care