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Zellman Gail L., Brandon Richard N., Boller Kimberly, Kreader J. Lee, June, 2011
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of methodological design options for quality rating and improvement systems used to evaluate and improve the quality of early childhood education and school-aged care (ECE-SAC) systems
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Child Outcomes Research and Evaluation, April, 2011
Other
This document contains resources to help Head Start programs that serve pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers develop a performance measurement plan and carry out data collection that will support their continuous program improvement…
Riley-Ayers Shannon, Frede Ellen, Barnett W. Steven, Brenneman Kimberly, 2011
Methods
A discussion of five methods to evaluate the effectiveness of state-funded preschool programs
Riley-Ayers Shannon, Frede Ellen, Barnett W. Steven, Brenneman Kimberly, 2011
Executive Summary
A discussion of five methods to evaluate the effectiveness of state-funded preschool programs
McClain Donna Highsmith, September 2010
Reports & Papers
A qualitative implementation study of Response to Intervention in a rural preschool program, based on the responses of focus group sessions with 10 staff, interviews with 8 parents, field notes, classroom observations, lesson plans, and anecdotal…
Baker Courtney N., Kupersmidt Janis, Voegler-Lee Mary Ellen, Arnold David H., Willoughby Michael T., Q3 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between number of teacher-implemented activities in a kindergarten readiness intervention and center type, attitudes toward the intervention, perceptions of the work environment, perceptions of the center director, job…
Durlak Joseph A., Q3 2010
Other
Peer Reviewed
A commentary on a special issue of the journal Early Childhood Research Quarterly, focusing on the school readiness interventions funded through the Interagency School Readiness Consortium (ISRC)
Valentine Kylie, Katz Ilan, May, 2010
Other
An overview of the aims and methodology of an evaluation of Linking Schools and Early Years, a project to coordinate school readiness efforts of schools, early education and care services, and child and family services in three sites in Victoria,…
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…
Kallemeyn Leanne M., DeStefano Lizanne, January-March 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A consideration of the perceived purposes National Head Start Reporting System, an assessment and accountability system, from the perspective of a local agency through 80 hours of participant observations and semi-structured interviews with 5…
National-Louis University. McCormick Tribune Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Fall 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Findings from a study on a comparison of the efficacies of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R) and the Program Administration Scale (PAS) in the assessment of the quality of early childhood experiences in center-based,…
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
Vaden-Kiernan Michael, Jones Debra H., Rudo Zena, October 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A discussion of challenges in conducting randomized controlled trials to evaluate interventions in after school programs
Allen Benjamin L., April 2008
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A presentation of findings from program evaluations of the Sure Start program in England and Head Start and Early Head Start in the United States, including the strengths and weaknesses of the methodological and evaluation methods