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Lester Ashlee M., Chow Jason C., Melton Theresa N., February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Afterschool programs are designed to promote academic achievement and youth development as well as mitigate risk for students who attend. Systematic reviews have reported that afterschool programs are associated with increased academic proficiency,…
Sandstrom Heather, Isaacs Julia B., August, 2020
Other
As states and territories make decisions about child care policies, they may find it useful to collect data from child care providers. Existing administrative records, such as child care licensing data or workforce registries, offer answers to many…
Cook Thomas D., Zhu Naixin, Klein Alice, Starkey Prentice, Thomas Jaime, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study uses a within study comparison design (WSC) to conduct a novel test of how much causal bias results when researchers use a nonequivalent comparison group design type (NECGD) that combines: (a) a comparison group local to the treatment…
Datta A. Rupa, Ugarte Gabriel, Resnick Dean M., 2020
Reports & Papers

For most data quality assessments, we wish to determine the suitability of the data for a particular substantive analysis. In this study, we had three objectives for data quality assessment: 1) What can we learn about bias or other error in the…

Tang Yang, Cook Thomas D., Kisbu-Sakarya Yasemin, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In the "sharp" regression discontinuity design (RD), all units scoring on one side of a designated score on an assignment variable receive treatment, whereas those scoring on the other side become controls. Thus the continuous assignment variable…
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…
Massey Meg, Walsh Kelly, Milner Justin, Derrick-Mills Teresa, December, 2016
Other
This report describes evaluation design in PFS projects, with a focus on early childhood education (ECE). It is part of a larger toolkit for states, localities, and investors considering early childhood PFS projects and is based in part on…
Bell Stephen, Peck Laura, 2016
Other
Peer Reviewed
Background: When deciding how to allocate limited funds for social programs, policymakers and program managers increasingly ask for evidence of effectiveness based on studies that rely on solid methodology, providing credible scientific evidence.…
Lipsey Mark W., Weiland Christina, Yoshikawa Hirokazu, Wilson Sandra Jo, Hofer Kerry G., September, 2015
Other
Peer Reviewed
Much of the currently available evidence on the causal effects of public prekindergarten programs on school readiness outcomes comes from studies that use a regression-discontinuity design (RDD) with the age cutoff to enter a program in a given year…
National Survey of Early Care and Education Project Team, 2015
Other
This tutorial covers the overall study design and sampling approach of the NSECE. Discussion focuses on the sample sources and the four NSECE surveys at the foundation of the NSECE data collection design, including topics such as sample sizes, the…
Tang Yang, December, 2014
Reports & Papers
This paper raises three questions about CRD designs: first, to what extent do CRD-Pre and CRD-CG reduce bias and increase precision compared to RD? Second, which is better for reducing bias and increasing precision - CRD-Pre or CRD-CG? Third, to…
Humpage Sarah D., November, 2012
Reports & Papers
Randomized controlled trials, prized for generating unbiased estimates of treatment effects, have become popular in development economics. However, RCTs do not always offer sufficient statistical power, which is reduced in experiments with imperfect…
Howard Eboni C., 2012
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
The Head Start Coaching Study: Design Phase project seeks to develop designs for a study of coaching within the context of Head Start professional development systems. Coaching is a common mechanism through which the early care and education…
Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Pinto Rodrigo, Shaikh Azeem M., Yavitz Adam, April, 2011
Reports & Papers
A discussion of the implications of imperfectly randomized assignment on the determination of treatment effects, with an analysis of findings from the Perry Preschool Program in light of these implications
West Jerry, Tarullo Louisa B., Aikens Nikki, Malone Lizabeth M., Carlson Barbara Lepidus, June, 2011
Other
An overview of the study design of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2009 (FACES 2009)