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Kallemeyn Leanne M., DeStefano Lizanne, Q2 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using concepts from the evaluation literature, this case study describes the instrumental, conceptual, and political influence of the Head Start National Reporting System (NRS) and on-going child assessments in a local Head Start program. This study…
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
Walker Dale, Carta Judith J., Greenwood Charles R., Buzhardt Joseph F., 2008
Other
Peer Reviewed
Progress monitoring tools have been shown to be essential elements in current approaches to intervention problem-solving models. Such tools have been valuable not only in marking individual children's level of performance relative to peers but also…
Hebbeler Kathleen, Barton Lauren R., Mallik Sangeeta, 2008
Other
Peer Reviewed
A discussion of national and state accountability and outcome demands for Part C and Part B preschool programs for children with disabilities, and a discussion of the assessment methods used to measure these outcomes
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
Datta Lois-ellin, July, 2007
Other
Peer Reviewed
I focus here on one after-assignment condition that may notably affect the logic of the RCT and the CGT designs, particularly the central assumption that, all other things being equal, observed differences if any between experimental (E, treatment)…
Mahoney Joseph L., Zigler Edward F., 2006
Other
Peer Reviewed
A discussion of the effect of the national impact evaluation of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program on the program's funding appropriation
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
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…
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
Brown Sally, 2004
Other
Peer Reviewed
A description of an investigation of the differing perspectives of positive child outcomes held by child care center evaluators and workers in Scotland
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)