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Schachter Rachel E., Piasta Shayne B., Justice Laura M., Winter 2020
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
This article summarizes a study investigating the curricula and features of those curricula used by 497 early childhood educators across one Midwestern state. Curricula were identified and coded for quality features derived from the research, theory…
Taylor Chris, Rhys Mirain, Waldron Samuel, Davies Rhys (Quantitative researcher), Power Sally, Maynard Trisha, Moore Laurence, Blackaby David, Plewis Ian, 14 May, 2015
Executive Summary
This is the final report of the three-year independent evaluation of the Foundation Phase for the Welsh Government. In this report we present the main findings of the evaluation and discuss the implications of these. The report concludes with 29…
Taylor Chris, Davies Rhys (Quantitative researcher), Rhys Mirain, Waldron Samuel, Blackaby David, 07 January, 2015
Executive Summary
The Foundation Phase is a Welsh Government flagship policy of early years education (for 3 to 7-year-old children) in Wales. Marking a radical departure from the more formal, competency-based approach associated with the previous Key Stage 1…
Siraj-Blatchford Iram, Kingston Denise, 2014
Executive Summary
This independent Stocktake of the implementation of the Foundation Phase, chaired by Professor Iram Siraj, was commissioned by Huw Lewis (Minister for Education and Skills) from September 2013 until March 2014. The Stocktake included four methods of…
Taylor Chris, Maynard Trisha, Davies Rhys (Quantitative researcher), Waldron Samuel, Rhys Mirain, Power Sally, Moore Laurence, Blackaby David, Plewis Ian, 2014
Executive Summary
In this report we outline the progress of the evaluation during the past year (August 2012 to July 2013). We also provide details about Stage II of the evaluation design, which has largely involved the collection of detailed information about the…
Maynard Trisha, Taylor Chris, Waldron Samuel, Rhys Mirain, Smith Robin James, Power Sally, Clement Jennifer, 2013
Executive Summary
The Foundation Phase is a Welsh Government flagship policy of early years education (for 3 to 7-year old children) in Wales. Marking a radical departure from the more formal, competency-based approach associated with the previous Key Stage 1…
Davies Rhys (Quantitative researcher), Taylor Chris, Maynard Trisha, Rhys Mirain, Waldron Samuel, Blackaby David, 2013
Executive Summary
The Foundation Phase is a Welsh Government flagship policy of early years education (for 3 to 7-year-old children) in Wales. Marking a radical departure from the more formal, competency-based approach associated with the previous Key Stage 1…
Taylor Chris, Maynard Trisha, Davies Rhys (Quantitative researcher), Waldron Samuel, Rhys Mirain, Power Sally, Moore Laurence, Blackaby David, Plewis Ian, 2013
Executive Summary
The Foundation Phase is a Welsh Government flagship policy of early years education (for 3 to 7-year old children) in Wales. Marking a radical departure from the more formal, competency-based approach associated with the previous Key Stage 1…
Education Development Center, July, 2009
Executive Summary
A summary of an impact evaluation of Radio Instruction to Strengthen Education, a project to deliver early childhood education services through radio programs in Zanzibar, Tanzania, that examines program effects on children's language and math…
Texas Education Agency, 22 December, 2008
Executive Summary
A summary of a presentation of preliminary findings from a study on the impact of participation in the Pre-Kindergarten Limited English Proficiency (Pre-K LEP) program on children's progress, based on teacher assessments of 546 students ages 3 to 5…
Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research Consortium, July 2008
Executive Summary
A summary of the final report from the Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research initiative, which conducted multi-site experimental evaluations of 14 preschool curricula's impacts on child outcomes (including behavior and early language, literacy,…
Galinsky Ellen, 2006
Executive Summary
Facts on the economic benefits of the High/Scope Perry Preschool Project, the Carolina Abecedarian Project and Chicago?s Child-Parent Centers (CPC)
Schweinhart Lawrence J., 2003
Executive Summary
A summary of findings on the effectiveness of the High/Scope model of preschool education, as compared to no preschool or other preschool programs and curricula, drawn from several evaluative studies
Minnesota. Department of Education, 2003
Executive Summary
A study assessing the readiness of kindergarteners entering school, and the piloting of a program to improve school readiness, based on a sample of 1,851 children from 31 elementary schools assessed using the Minnesota Work Sampling System (WSS)…
Westat, Inc., Metis Associates, Inc., Branch Associates, Inc., n.d.
Executive Summary
This report presents implementation findings on the topic of curriculum and instruction from the perspective of Pre-K for All site administrators and instructional staff. Sources of data include surveys of site administrators and instructional staff…