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Erbstein Nancy, Bookmyer Joanne, November 2005
Reports & Papers
An exploration of evaluation practices used by after school programs and a discussion of the evaluation needs of programs to improve service delivery, based on a survey of program coordinators of 271 after school programs funded by the 21st Century…
Erbstein Nancy, Bookmyer Joanne, November 2005
Executive Summary
A summary of an exploration of evaluation practices used by after school programs and a discussion of the evaluation needs of programs to improve service delivery, based on a survey of program coordinators of 271 after school programs funded by the…
Jennings School District (Mo.), March, 2005
Other
A presentation of a third-year evaluation of a school-based after-school program located in a central city school district outside of St. Louis serving a 90% African American student body, quantitative and qualitative assessment based on multiple…
Voices for Virginia's Children, 2005
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Definitions of Tiered Reimbursement Systems (TRS), Quality Rating Systems (QRS), and Rated License Systems (RLS), and recommendations for their use in efforts to improve child care quality in Virginia
Harvard Family Research Project, 2005
Other
A collection of testimonies from child care experts on evaluation methods and the role of theory in child care assessment
Riley David Allen, Roach Mary A., Adams Diane B., Edie David, 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An analysis of rationales for promoting statewide child care quality rating systems identifying quality measures used in states? rating systems, and a description of a research-based plan for a quality rating system in Wisconsin
Harvard Family Research Project, 2005
Other
A description of a theoretical, democratic approach to evaluating child care programs in an attempt to address social equity and inclusion
Ackerman Debra J., Barnett W. Steven, 2005
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Discussion on the definition of elementary school readiness and initiatives to improve readiness evaluation measures
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
Reynolds Arthur J., 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A discussion of confirmatory program evaluation as a method for conducting theory driven evaluations, and its role in identifying causal mechanisms of change in early childhood interventions, with examples from the Chicago Longitudinal Study and…
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…
Committee for Economic Development, September, 2004
Reports & Papers
A proposal of a framework for the analysis of long-term benefits to investments in early childhood education and care programs
United States. Government Accountability Office, September 2004
Reports & Papers
A study on the necessity and ability to measure progress and track individual state implementation of certain points of the No Child Left Behind Act
Association for Children of New Jersey, Spring 2004
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An outline of the assessment process and its effects on program planning at the Lighthouse Initiative in Newark, New Jersey
Freeman Catherine E., 2004
Other
An overview of the educational status, performance, and outcomes of girls and women