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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…
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…
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…
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…
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 (…
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…
Hulleman Chris S., Rimm-Kaufman Sara E., Abry Tashia, 2013
Reports & Papers
A presentation of a model for assessing intervention fidelity, and an application of the model to an evaluation of a school-based intervention, based on teacher report measures and classroom observations
Knoche Lisa, 2013
Reports & Papers
A description of Getting Ready, a parent engagement intervention in Head Start and Early Head Start programs, and a discussion of findings from a study of the initial implementation of Getting Ready, based on professional development activity…
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…
McClain Donna Highsmith, September 2010
Reports & Papers
A qualitative implementation study of Response to Intervention in a rural preschool program, based on the responses of focus group sessions with 10 staff, interviews with 8 parents, field notes, classroom observations, lesson plans, and anecdotal…
Baker Courtney N., Kupersmidt Janis, Voegler-Lee Mary Ellen, Arnold David H., Willoughby Michael T., Q3 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between number of teacher-implemented activities in a kindergarten readiness intervention and center type, attitudes toward the intervention, perceptions of the work environment, perceptions of the center director, job…
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…