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McCormick Meghan P., Weiland Christina, Hsueh JoAnn, Pralica Mirjana, Weissman Amanda Ketner, Moffett Lillie, Snow Catherine, Sachs Jason, July/August 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study examines whether associations between enrollment in public and non-public PreK and children’s (N = 508; Mage = 5.60 years in fall of kindergarten) math and language and literacy outcomes were more likely to be sustained through the…

Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Weiland Christina, McCormick Meghan P., Hsueh JoAnn, Sachs Jason, Snow Catherine, Maier Michelle F., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
General measures of process quality are widely used in the early childhood education (ECE) field. However, the evidence regarding associations between the most widely used process quality measure, the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS;…
Maier Michelle F., Hsueh JoAnn, McCormick Meghan P., September, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
As the federal and state governments increasingly invest in ECE programs to improve their quality, MDRC is leading several studies that conceive and measure the quality of ECE classrooms in new and innovative ways. In particular, MDRC is focusing on…
McCormick Meghan P., Weiland Christina, Hsueh JoAnn, Maier Michelle F., Hagos Rama, Snow Catherine, Leacock Nicole, Schick Laura, Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
As states and districts expand access to publicly funded PreK programs, researchers and policymakers have been grappling with experimental evidence demonstrating that the benefits of PreK on academic skills are not likely to last into early…
McCormick Meghan P., Weissman Amanda Ketner, Weiland Christina, Hsueh JoAnn, Sachs Jason, Snow Catherine, April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Parental engagement in home-based learning activities is linked to children's academic skills. Yet, interventions that try to enhance parental engagement—sometimes targeted to families with low levels of education— have small effects. This study…
McCormick Meghan P., Pralica Mirjana, Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Weiland Christina, Hsueh JoAnn, Condliffe Barbara, Sachs Jason, Snow Catherine, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examines growth in language and math skills during the summer before kindergarten; considers variation by family income, race/ethnicity, and dual language learner status; and tests whether summer center-based care sustains preschool gains…
McCormick Meghan P., Mattera Shira K., Hsueh JoAnn, July, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief further examines the concept of instructional alignment and its potential for upholding the longer-term advantages of preschool programs. This paper looks specifically at two projects that MDRC is using to study the effects of…
McCormick Meghan P., Hsueh JoAnn, Weiland Christina, Bangser Michael, July, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Early childhood interventions can be highly cost effective when positive impacts are sustained into adulthood. Yet while many recent preschool interventions have been found to have short-term effects on young children's language, literacy,…
Hsueh JoAnn, 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This project is studying through a rigorous experimental design the relationship between levels and features (i.e., process, domain-specific, instructional quality) of child care and early education (CCEE) classroom quality and children's outcomes…
Hsueh JoAnn, Lowenstein Amy E., Morris Pamela A., Mattera Shira K., Bangser Michael, December, 2014
Reports & Papers
This report presents exploratory impact findings for 3-year-olds from the Head Start CARES demonstration, a large-scale randomized controlled trial implemented in Head Start centers for one academic year across the country. The goal was to test the…
Hsueh JoAnn, Lowenstein Amy E., Morris Pamela A., Mattera Shira K., Bangser Michael, December, 2014
Executive Summary
This report presents exploratory impact findings for 3-year-olds from the Head Start CARES demonstration, a large-scale randomized controlled trial implemented in Head Start centers for one academic year across the country. The goal was to test the…
Hsueh JoAnn, Lowenstein Amy E., Morris Pamela A., Mattera Shira K., Bangser Michael, December, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This report presents exploratory impact findings for 3-year-olds from the Head Start CARES demonstration, a large-scale randomized controlled trial implemented in Head Start centers for one academic year across the country. The goal was to test the…
Hsueh JoAnn, Farrell Mary, February, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of the impact of a program model that incorporates parental employment and educational services into Early Head Start on service receipt, child care and early education experiences, employment, earnings, household income, parenting practices…
Hsueh JoAnn, Farrell Mary, February, 2012
Executive Summary
A summary of a study of the impact of a program model that incorporates parental employment and educational services into Early Head Start on service receipt, child care and early education experiences, employment, earnings, household income,…
Hsueh JoAnn, Gennetian Lisa A., December, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between adolescent school performance and participation and maternal employment and changes in families' reliance on sibling care due to welfare reform, based on data from three longitudinal experimental evaluations of: (…