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Derrick-Mills Teresa, May 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief explains how to engage stakeholders in your research and the benefits of doing so. We use examples from recent early care and education studies to show how Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) stakeholders have been included in…

Herrick Fritz, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This tip sheet outlines ten possible ways for readers to attempt to retrieve free full-text copies of publications found in the Research Connections online library when the Full Text Options button doesn't appear on the record.
Speanburg Katie, Peck Laura, Olsho Lauren, Spera Christopher, Cortes Alvaro, 27 March, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The announcement from the World Health Organization (WHO) that COVID-19 is a pandemic may require health, social, and economic researchers to reconsider their study designs for ongoing research. This brief outlines how the COVID-19 pandemic could…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Winter 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Early Education Essentials is a recently developed tool to examine program conditions that affect early childhood education instructional and emotional quality. It is patterned after the Five Essentials Framework, which is widely used to measure…
AI/AN FACES 2015 Workgroup, November, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Native culture and language are important components of the Head Start experience in Region XI, and therefore a particular focus of the study was to document the Native language and cultural experiences that children attending Region XI programs…
Kindergarten Individual Development Survey, August, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This document presents an overview of the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS), a tool used to measure kindergarten readiness in Illinois, and students' readiness results for the 2017-2018 school year.
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, June, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet summarizes information from the Quality Compendium. We provide a descriptive analysis of the information to show how QRISs are incorporating scores and setting cut points on the most commonly used observational tools. For more…
Ehrlich Stacy B., Pacchiano Debra, Stein Amanda G., Wagner Maureen R., March, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
High-quality, well-implemented early childhood education (ECE) positively affects the learning trajectories of children who start school with lower skills than their peers, according to decades of evidence. Yet studies on ECE programs across the…
NORC, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs

First, this brochure describes the potential uses of 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) data in state-specific and multi-state research. Next, it presents a menu of options for states wishing to provide supplemental funding…

National Summer Learning Association, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Researchers should look at this research agenda as a guide for the next generation of research questions about the field of summer learning. We know that summer learning loss occurs, for whom, and that it can be mitigated through structured academic…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Observational tools are used in QRIS for the assignment of ratings and as a method for supporting programs' continuous quality improvement (CQI). Commonly used observational tools are supported by a research base with established protocols for tool…
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-…
American Institutes for Research, University of Pennsylvania, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
With the development of the PA KEI completed and a number of school districts using this tool and willing to contribute to its further development, OCDEL commissioned researchers at American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the University of…
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…