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Malin Jenessa L., Deterding Nicole, November, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
On September 22 and 23, 2016, OPRE brought together a diverse group of participants from federal agencies, research firms, foundations, and academia to discuss these issues. Participants explored alternatives to RCTs and their assumptions, trade-…
Bloom Howard S., Spybrook Jessaca, October-December 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Multisite trials, which are being used with increasing frequency in education and evaluation research, provide an exciting opportunity for learning about how the effects of interventions or programs are distributed across sites. In particular, these…
Mattera Shira K., Morris Pamela A., Jacob Robin T., Maier Michelle F., Rojas Natalia M., August, 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
A growing literature has demonstrated that early math skills are associated with later outcomes for children. This research has generated interest in improving children's early math competencies as a pathway to improved outcomes for children in…
Massey Meg, Walsh Kelly, Milner Justin, Derrick-Mills Teresa, December, 2016
Other
This report describes evaluation design in PFS projects, with a focus on early childhood education (ECE). It is part of a larger toolkit for states, localities, and investors considering early childhood PFS projects and is based in part on…
Ding Peng, Feller Avi, Miratrix Luke W., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Applied researchers are increasingly interested in whether and how treatment effects vary in randomized evaluations, especially variation that is not explained by observed covariates. We propose a model-free approach for testing for the presence of…
Pituch Keenan A., Whittaker Tiffany A., Chang Wanchen, June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Use of multivariate analysis (e.g., multivariate analysis of variance) is common when normally distributed outcomes are collected in intervention research. However, when mixed response--a set of normal and binary outcome--are collected, standard…
Cohen Michael, Hadley Martha, Marcial Carmina, 2016
Other
Peer Reviewed
Formative research and summative evaluation are required and essential components of 2010-2015 Ready to Learn (RTL) activity. Formative researchers are integral members of the media production team, working closely with the content creators,…
Bell Stephen, Peck Laura, 2016
Other
Peer Reviewed
Background: When deciding how to allocate limited funds for social programs, policymakers and program managers increasingly ask for evidence of effectiveness based on studies that rely on solid methodology, providing credible scientific evidence.…
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…