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Cascio Elizabeth U., April, 2021
Other
This chapter concerns the state of the literature on early childhood education (ECE) – formal programs offering group instruction for children younger than the standard eligibility age for public education. I describe how ECE programs can be…
Lyskawa Julia, Kirby Gretchen, Caronongan Pia, Kelly Annalee, Burwick Andrew, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE-ICHQ) project, funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families, recruited and collected data…
do Vale Marjorie Rafaela Lima, Farmer Anna P., Ball Geoff D. C., Gokiert Rebecca, Maximova Katerina, Thorlakson Jessica, May 2020
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

Purpose: To explore the selection, use, and reporting of theories, models, and frameworks (TMFs) in implementation studies that promoted healthy eating in center-based childcare. Data Source: We searched 11 databases for articles published…

Crawford April, Varghese Cheryl, Monsegue-Bailey Pauline, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed

The current paper discusses the implementation and scaling of an early education program (Texas School Ready; TSR). Implementation and scaling of the TSR program were initially met with challenges such as participant/site recruitment, participant…

Foundation for Child Development, 2020
Other
This volume is intended to initiate a conversation among applied researchers who wish to use their methodological skills to help policymakers and practitioners design questions and get answers that can enhance the quality of life for all young…
Foundation for Child Development, 2020
Other
This resource provides 12 chapter summaries based on the full publication, Getting it Right: Using Implementation Research to Improve Outcomes in Early Care and Education (Foundation for Child Development, 2020).
Rohacek Monica, Coffey Amelia, Isaacs Julia B., Stevens Kathryn, July, 2019
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. A previous edition of this resource guide, released in June 2018, can be found…
Ding Peng, Feller Avi, Miratrix Luke W., 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Understanding and characterizing treatment effect variation in randomized experiments has become essential for going beyond the "black box" of the average treatment effect. Nonetheless, traditional statistical approaches often ignore or assume away…
Coffey Amelia, Isaacs Julia B., January, 2019
Literature Review

In this brief, we aim to support CCDF lead agencies and researchers by summarizing methods used in previous research and evaluation projects. We review 19 recent studies that examine efforts to improve the skills and professional development of…

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…