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Rojas Natalia M., Mattera Shira K., Morris Pamela A., Raver C. Cybele, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Evidence suggests that teachers are effective at improving the social and emotional readiness of low-income children. However, few measures are available to assess teachers' use of specific social-emotional practices within their classrooms. This…
Lin Van-Kim Bui, Maxwell Kelly, King Carlise, Martinchek Kassandra, Isaacs Julia B., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
This list includes resources useful to researchers and agency staff who analyze state-level early care and education (ECE) administrative data for research purposes. The term administrative data refers to information about individual children,…
Delaney Katherine K., Krepps Karen, Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
For Head Start programs, the 2010 enactment of the Head Start Designation Renewal System (HS-DRS) reflects a national trend in rising accountability related to classroom quality for early childhood programs. Under HS-DRS, all Head Start programs are…
Fiene Richard, January, 2021
Other
The organization of this paper is as follows. First, let’s introduce what is included when we talk about measurement principles for regulatory compliance, licensing and monitoring systems. Second, provide examples that should be familiar to most…
Aikens Nikki, Nguyen Tutrang, Harding Jessica F., February, 2021
Literature Review
This brief focuses on what we know about how the Pre-K CLASS relates to children’s outcomes in general, and whether its relationships with outcomes differs for key subgroups of children. By summarizing findings of the most recent studies published…
Gordon Rachel A., Peng Fang, Curby Timothy W., Zinsser Katherine M., Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Recent reviews have called attention to limitations of existing observational measures of early childhood classroom quality, including low rater agreement, ceiling/floor effects, and imprecise estimation. We offer an introduction to the many-facet…
Bichay-Awadalla Krystal, Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: The Classroom Assessment Scoring System Toddler (CLASS-T) is one of the most commonly used measures to assess the quality of teacher-child interactions in toddler classrooms. Despite widespread use of the CLASS-T, few studies have…
Coelho Vera, Astrom Frida, Nesbitt Kimberly Turner, Sjoman Madeleine, Farran Dale Clark, Bjorck-Akesson Eva, Christopher Caroline Heaton, Granlund Mats, Almqvist Anna-Lena, Grande Catarina, Pinto Ana Isabel, Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Across countries, there are important differences related to the goals, organization, and educational philosophies of care provided to young children prior to formal schooling. Those differences are likely reflected in the classroom practices and…
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…
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.
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…

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, June 2021
Other

This document includes descriptions of the types of resources found in the Research Connections collection. Italicized types are no longer used, but may appear in older records. For more information, email ResearchConnections@icf.com. (author…

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.
McKenna Meaghan, Soto Xigrid, Cheng Ke, Haynes Elizabeth, Osorio Amanda, Altshuler Joan, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This article describes the development and administration of a survey to identify early childhood educators’ successes and barriers when delivering remote instruction (e.g., online whole or small group instruction) during the COVID-19 pandemic to…