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Cascio Elizabeth U., April, 2021
Other
This chapter concerns the state of the literature on early childhood education (ECE) – formal programs offering group instruction for children younger than the standard eligibility age for public education. I describe how ECE programs can be…
Lyskawa Julia, Kirby Gretchen, Caronongan Pia, Kelly Annalee, Burwick Andrew, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE-ICHQ) project, funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families, recruited and collected data…
Foundation for Child Development, 2020
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This volume is intended to initiate a conversation among applied researchers who wish to use their methodological skills to help policymakers and practitioners design questions and get answers that can enhance the quality of life for all young…
Foundation for Child Development, 2020
Other
This resource provides 12 chapter summaries based on the full publication, Getting it Right: Using Implementation Research to Improve Outcomes in Early Care and Education (Foundation for Child Development, 2020).
Rohacek Monica, Coffey Amelia, Isaacs Julia B., Stevens Kathryn, July, 2019
Bibliographies
This resource guide contains a list of selected publications and other tools to support states, territories, and tribes seeking to build research and evaluation capacity. A previous edition of this resource guide, released in June 2018, can be found…
Coffey Amelia, Isaacs Julia B., January, 2019
Literature Review

In this brief, we aim to support CCDF lead agencies and researchers by summarizing methods used in previous research and evaluation projects. We review 19 recent studies that examine efforts to improve the skills and professional development of…

Tout Kathryn, Friese Sarah, Starr Rebecca, Hirilall Ashley, September, 2018
Reports & Papers
This brief describes five metrics that can be used individually or in combination to support QRIS operations. The metrics cover QRIS eligibility, participation, ratings, density, and children served. Each metric can be calculated across a state or…
Rohacek Monica, Coffey Amelia, Stevens Kathryn, June, 2018
Bibliographies
This resource guide contains a list of selected publications and other tools to support states, territories, and tribes seeking to build research and evaluation capacity. For agencies that are new to evaluation or have limited research resources,…
Johnson Anna D., Phillips Deborah A., Schochet Owen N., 2018
Other
As with any good roadmap, we guide you through the steps of knowing where you want to go, what you have to work with and how to prevent problems that would derail the effort. This guide offers direction to states and school districts at varying…
Whitesell Nancy Rumbaugh, November, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief is based on a presentation at a meeting titled Building strong evidence in challenging contexts: Alternatives to traditional randomized controlled trials, held in September 2016 (http://www.opremethodsmeeting.org/2016topic.html). The…
Malin Jenessa L., Deterding Nicole, November, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
On September 22 and 23, 2016, OPRE brought together a diverse group of participants from federal agencies, research firms, foundations, and academia to discuss these issues. Participants explored alternatives to RCTs and their assumptions, trade-…
Morgan-Lopez Antonio, Bir Anupa, January, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Policymakers and practitioners have a growing interest in answering questions beyond simply "does a program work?" Researchers are moving towards study designs to identify the mechanisms of action--known as mediators--that describe how their…
Mathias Debi, Perkins Kelley J., Isik-Ercan Zeynep, 12 December, 2016
Multimedia
This webinar discusses implementation science and how it can guide quality improvement initiatives and inform technical assistance. Presenters explore the role of implementation teams, data and feedback loops, and infrastructure as core elements…
Mathias Debi, Perkins Kelley J., Isik-Ercan Zeynep, 12 December, 2016
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that discusses implementation science and how it can guide quality improvement initiatives and inform technical assistance. Presenters explore the role of implementation teams, data and feedback…
Massey Meg, Walsh Kelly, Milner Justin, Derrick-Mills Teresa, December, 2016
Other
This report describes evaluation design in PFS projects, with a focus on early childhood education (ECE). It is part of a larger toolkit for states, localities, and investors considering early childhood PFS projects and is based in part on…