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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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Olson Lynn, LePage Brooke, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
This report explores the early learning measurement landscape, why it is failing students, teachers, parents, and taxpayers, and what can be done to improve early learning assessment after the pandemic subsides. It highlights promising innovations…
Georgetown University. McCourt School of Public Policy. FutureEd, March, 2021
Other
This appendix provides charted results of FutureEd conducted research on the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), pre-K, kindergarten readiness/entry measures, and K-2 assessments used in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Chernoff Jodi Jacobson, Keuter Shannon, Uchikoshi Yuuko, Quick Heather, Manship Karen, February, 2021
Other
This paper begins by discussing some of the issues that arise when conducting research with young DLLs and the challenges that result from the lack of high-quality, validated assessments in multiple languages. The First 5 California DLL Pilot Study…
Infurna Charles J., Montes Guillermo, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This research study investigated the effects of preschool dosage on kindergarten readiness in an urban school district (n= 1,464). This study was guided by one research question: do children who attend two years of structured early childhood…
Maier Michelle F., Hsueh JoAnn, McCormick Meghan P., September, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
As the federal and state governments increasingly invest in ECE programs to improve their quality, MDRC is leading several studies that conceive and measure the quality of ECE classrooms in new and innovative ways. In particular, MDRC is focusing on…
Keengwe Grace, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
While assessment is key in every field of learning, how it is accomplished determines the outcome. The early childhood grades present a challenge as children are young and of different abilities. There isn’t a standard way early childhood programs…
Talan Teri N., August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Early care and education programs are largely open for business during this time of COVID-19. Program leaders are currently responsible for meeting new health and safety requirements, often restricted to lower enrollments, incurring increased costs…
Hodges Katherine S., August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This snapshot uses data from the State of Preschool Yearbook surveys that have been collected for more than 15 years to investigate state policies regarding pre-K assessment. Questions include: which of the 45 states with state-funded pre-K programs…
Graham Patrick J., Shuler?Krause Elizabeth, March, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
It is widely accepted that assessment plays a role in monitoring the development of young children with special needs in early intervention/early childhood settings. The process of assessing young children's language skills often looks for delays…
Classen Audra I., Kang Jean, Cheatham Gregory A., 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early educators are urged to use authentic assessments which assess young children's development using systematic observation of real-life experiences and activities (Susman-Stillman, Bailey, & Webb, 2014). However, only a limited number of…
Regenstein Elliot M., December, 2019
Other
Key points: What can K-12 schools do to help support social and emotional learning (SEL)? One rarely discussed idea is to analyze the world of early childhood education. In the best early childhood programs, SEL is an integral part of the teaching…
Schachter Rachel E., Strang Tara M., Piasta Shayne B., 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study used an embedded mixed method design to examine teachers' experiences with a state-mandated kindergarten readiness assessment during its inaugural year. Participants were 143 kindergarten teachers from one county in a Midwestern state. In…
National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
States are currently working to implement Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) regulations that address developmental screening. This brief defines developmental screening and evaluation; highlights innovative and best practices; and describes how a…
Boh Andrea, Johnson LeAnne, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite the availability of tools for conducting universal developmental screening, only a fraction of children who could benefit from early intervention services are actually identified before reaching school age. Childcare providers are in a…
McDermott Paul A., Rovine Michael J., Buek Katharine, Reyes Roland, Chao Jessica L., Watkins Marley W., November, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Leading research argues the distinct importance of earliest detection of childhood behavior problems and the value of discovering subsequent change patterns as children transition through the early education years. This study examined the relative…