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Tout Kathryn, Friese Sarah, Starr Rebecca, Hirilall Ashley, September, 2018
Reports & Papers
This brief describes five metrics that can be used individually or in combination to support QRIS operations. The metrics cover QRIS eligibility, participation, ratings, density, and children served. Each metric can be calculated across a state or…
Rohacek Monica, Coffey Amelia, Stevens Kathryn, June, 2018
Bibliographies
This resource guide contains a list of selected publications and other tools to support states, territories, and tribes seeking to build research and evaluation capacity. For agencies that are new to evaluation or have limited research resources,…
Johnson Anna D., Phillips Deborah A., Schochet Owen N., 2018
Other
As with any good roadmap, we guide you through the steps of knowing where you want to go, what you have to work with and how to prevent problems that would derail the effort. This guide offers direction to states and school districts at varying…
Whitesell Nancy Rumbaugh, November, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief is based on a presentation at a meeting titled Building strong evidence in challenging contexts: Alternatives to traditional randomized controlled trials, held in September 2016 (http://www.opremethodsmeeting.org/2016topic.html). The…
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…
Kennedy Ann Blair, Schenkelberg Michaela, Moyer Christina, Pate Russell R., Saunders Ruth P., February, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background and purpose: Preschool/childcare settings offer a practical target for physical activity interventions. Online learning programs have the potential for greater public health reach and impact. The SHAPES-Dissemination (SHAPES-D) project…
Morgan-Lopez Antonio, Bir Anupa, January, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Policymakers and practitioners have a growing interest in answering questions beyond simply "does a program work?" Researchers are moving towards study designs to identify the mechanisms of action--known as mediators--that describe how their…
Mathias Debi, Perkins Kelley J., Isik-Ercan Zeynep, 12 December, 2016
Multimedia
This webinar discusses implementation science and how it can guide quality improvement initiatives and inform technical assistance. Presenters explore the role of implementation teams, data and feedback loops, and infrastructure as core elements…
Mathias Debi, Perkins Kelley J., Isik-Ercan Zeynep, 12 December, 2016
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that discusses implementation science and how it can guide quality improvement initiatives and inform technical assistance. Presenters explore the role of implementation teams, data and feedback…
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…
Guo Ying, Dynia Jaclyn M., Logan Jessica A. R., Justice Laura M., Breit-Smith Allison, Kaderavek Joan N., Q4 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined fidelity of implementation (FOI) in the context of an early-literacy intervention involving 83 early childhood special education (ECSE) teachers and 291 three- to five-year old children with disabilities in their classrooms.…
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…