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Page Lindsay C., Feller Avi, Grindal Todd, Miratrix Luke W., Somers Marie-Andree, December, 2015
Other
Peer Reviewed
Increasingly, researchers are interested in questions regarding treatment-effect variation across partially or fully latent subgroups defined not by pretreatment characteristics but by post-randomization actions. One promising approach to address…
Peck Laura, December, 2015
Other
Peer Reviewed
Several analytic strategies exist for opening up the "black box" to reveal more about what drives policy and program impacts. This article focuses on one of these strategies: the Analysis of Symmetrically-Predicted Endogenous Subgroups (ASPES).…
Green Beth L., Ayoub Catherine, Bartlett Jessica Dym, Furrer Carrie Jean, Von Ende Adam, Chazan-Cohen Rachel, Klevens Joanne, Nygren Peggy, October, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In recent years, there has been increasing interest in using administrative data collected by state child welfare agencies as a source of information for research and evaluation. The challenges of obtaining access to and using these data, however,…
Keele Luke, Tingley Dustin H., Yamamoto Teppei, Fall 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper examines a statistical framework for the analysis of causal mechanisms, often referred to as causal mediation analysis. Data is analyzed from two policy interventions, the Perry Preschool project and the Job Search Intervention Study (…
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…
Ebbeck Marjory, Teo-Zuzarte Geraldine Lian Choo, Tan Cynthia, Goh Mandy, March, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In most countries the funding for early childhood education has increased and governments in some countries have taken serious steps to bring about positive change in the profession. However, the increase in funding by governments and other funding…
Raudenbush Stephen W., Reardon Sean F., Nomi Takako, July, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Multisite trials can clarify the average impact of a new program and the heterogeneity of impacts across sites. Unfortunately, in many applications, compliance with treatment assignment is imperfect. For these applications, we propose an…
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, 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