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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-…
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…
Miller Luke, Bassok Daphna, Johnson Amanda J., Galdo Eva, September, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This policy brief describes one state's experience using child assessment data to evaluate the quality of early childhood providers. In 2005, Florida introduced its Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program, a free, universal preschool initiative. VPK…
Culhane Dennis P., Fantuzzo John W., Rouse Heather L. Cohen, Tam Vicky, Lukens Johnathan, 22 March, 2010
Other
This article explores the use of integrated administrative data systems in support of policy reform through interagency collaboration and research. The legal, ethical, scientific and economic challenges of interagency data sharing are examined. A…
Forum for Youth Investment, November, 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of efforts to identify and measure common youth, program, and system-level outcomes for out-of-school time programs
Moore Kristin Anderson, Metz Allison J. R., January, 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A guide to using random assignment studies to assess the impacts of out-of-school time programs on their participants
Behrman Jere R., Glewwe Paul, Miguel Edward, December 2007
Methods
A discussion of methodological considerations involved in evaluating the impacts of early childhood development programs
Public Policy Forum, July, 2007
Bibliographies
A table of methods and longitudinal studies on research of early childhood education outcomes
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2005
Other
Descriptions of two observational tools for evaluating the quality of child care programs, the Observational Record of the Caregiving Environment (ORCE) and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Caregiver Language…
Bailey Don, Bruder Mary Beth, January, 2005
Other
A discussion of the importance of the assessment and consideration of family outcomes in early childhood special education and intervention programs
University of Missouri--Columbia. Center for Family Policy and Research, 2004
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A study of teacher characteristics and other aspects of early childhood programs directly related to overall program quality in four states (Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska)
Colorado School Readiness Indicators Task Force, 2004
Other
A study of a set of indicators to measure the school readiness of the children from birth to eight years of age and their families in the communities in which they live in Colorado
Freeman Catherine E., 2004
Other
An overview of the educational status, performance, and outcomes of girls and women
St. Pierre Robert G., 2004
Other
How do we best answer these questions about the impacts and effectiveness of social programs? There has been a growing call for evidence obtained from evaluations that are based on randomized experiments. This chapter provides guidelines for…
Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions, 2003
Executive Summary
A summary of a study of the stability and changes in family welfare, living standards and the outcomes for children in the United Kingdom