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Ackerman Debra J., 2018
Reports & Papers
In this report I share the results of a document-based, comparative case study aimed at increasing our understanding about the potential utility of state kindergarten entry assessments (KEAs) to provide evidence of English learner (EL)…
Raudenbush Stephen W., Eschmann Robert D., August, 2015
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Does experience in school increase or reduce social inequality in skills? Sociologists have long debated this question. Drawing from the counterfactual account of causality, we propose that the impact of going to school on a given skill depends on…
Bloom Howard S., Weiland Christina, March, 2015
Reports & Papers
This paper uses data from the Head Start Impact Study (HSIS), a nationally representative multi-site randomized trial, to quantify variation in effects of Head Start during 2002-2003 on children's cognitive and socio-emotional outcomes relative to…
Wilson-Ahlstrom Alicia, Yohalem Nicole, DuBois David L., Ji Peter, Hillaker Barb, January, 2014
Methods
Helping to build what are often referred to as "social-emotional" or "21st century skills" is an important contribution that many youth programs make and more could be making. Yet these efforts remain underrepresented in the program evaluation…
Dickinson David K., Porche Michelle V., May/June 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A longitudinal study of the relationships among teachers' use of language in preschool classrooms, children's language development at the end of kindergarten, and children's fourth grade language development and reading comprehension, based data…
Crosby Danielle A., Dowsett Chantelle J., Gennetian Lisa A., Huston Aletha C., September 2010
Methods
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of ordinary least squares regression and instrumental variable analysis, two analytic methods for the estimation of relationships between child care type and externalizing problems, in order to illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of…
Dupere Veronique, Leventhal Tama, Crosnoe Robert, Dion Eric, September 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationships between neighborhood socioeconomic advantage, home, child care, and school quality, and children's reading and vocabulary achievement trajectories between ages of 54 months and 15 years, based on a sample of 1,364…
Roth Jodie L., Malone Lizabeth M., Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, June 2010
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
A review of literature on the relationship between participation in after school programs and academic, behavioral, or socioemotional outcomes, based on 35 studies
Eckenrode John, Campa Mary I., Loch Joan M., Henderson Charles R. (Charles Roy), Cole Robert, Kitzman Harriet J., Anson Elizabeth, Sidora-Arcoleo Kimberly, Powers Jane Levine, Olds David L., January, 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To examine the effect of prenatal and infancy nurse home visitation on the life course development of 19-year-old youths whose mothers participated in the program. Design: Randomized trial. Setting: Semirural community in New York.…
Raver C. Cybele, Jones Stephanie M., Li-Grining Christine P., Zhai Fuhua, Metzger Molly, Solomon Bonnie, April, 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study evaluated the efficacy of a multicomponent, classroom-based intervention in reducing preschoolers' behavior problems. The Chicago School Readiness Project model was implemented in 35 Head Start classrooms using a clustered-…
Meagher Susan, Arnold David H., Doctoroff Greta L., Dobbs-Oates Jennifer, Fisher Paige H., January 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between teacher-reported socioemotional problems in preschool and self-reported depressive symptoms at age 8, and a study of the influence of gender on this relationship, based on a longitudinal study of 25 boys and 31…
Kerivan Marks Amy, Garcia Coll Cynthia T., May 2007
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An analysis of the effects of demographic characteristics, attitudes, and behaviors of American Indian and Alaskan Native (AIAN) students on their cognitive skill development from kindergarten through third grade, using data from a nationally…
Fauth Rebecca, Roth Jodie L., Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, May, 2007
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A longitudinal analysis of the links between neighborhood characteristics and participation in after school activities, and anxiety/depression, delinquency, and substance use among a sample of 9- and 12-year-old youths, using data from the Project…
Winsler Adam, Manfra Louis, Diaz Rafael M., Q2 2007
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of the effects of preschool children's private speech use on task performance for a group of 29 behaviorally at-risk children and a group of 43 control children during a speech-action coordination task
Durlak Joseph A., Weissberg Roger P., 2007
Literature Review
A meta-analysis of research on the impact of after school programs that target personal and social skills on children's personal and social development