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Gray-Lobe Guthrie, Pathak Parag A., Walters Christopher R., May 2021
Reports & Papers

We use admissions lotteries to estimate the effects of large-scale public preschool in Boston on college-going, college preparation, standardized test scores, and behavioral outcomes. Preschool enrollment boosts college attendance, as well as SAT…

Gray-Lobe Guthrie, Pathak Parag A., Walters Christopher R., May 2021
Reports & Papers

We use admissions lotteries to estimate the effects of large-scale public preschool in Boston on college-going, college preparation, standardized test scores, and behavioral outcomes. Preschool enrollment boosts college attendance, as well as SAT…

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…
Linden Leigh L., Herrera Carla, Grossman Jean Baldwin, July, 2013
Reports & Papers
We assess the potential of academic OST programs through a four-year RCT of an intensive, comprehensive program. The program improves reading comprehension and problem solving scores after two years--but only the latter persists four years later.…
Herrera Carla, Grossman Jean Baldwin, Linden Leigh L., 2013
Reports & Papers
Higher Achievement targets rising fifth and sixth graders from "at-risk communities" and serves them throughout the middle school years. Its goal is to strengthen participants' academic skills, attitudes and behaviors, reinforce high aspirations and…
Herrera Carla, Linden Leigh L., Arbreton Amy, Grossman Jean Baldwin, October, 2011
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of an evaluation of the impact of Higher Achievement, a high-quality, comprehensive, and time-intensive after school and summer supplemental education program for middle school students in Washington, DC, on participants' academic…
Linden Leigh L., Herrera Carla, Grossman Jean Baldwin, September, 2011
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the impact of Higher Achievement, a high-quality, comprehensive, and time-intensive after school and summer supplemental education program for middle school students in Washington, DC, on participants' academic attitudes and…
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…
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.…
Herrera Carla, Kauh Tina J., Cooney Siobhan M., Grossman Jean Baldwin, McMaken Jennifer, September, 2008
Reports & Papers
A study examining differences among high school-age and adult mentors participating in the Big Brothers Big Sisters School-Based Mentoring project, including: in the relationships between high school-age mentors and the younger children and the…
Herrera Carla, Kauh Tina J., Cooney Siobhan M., Grossman Jean Baldwin, McMaken Jennifer, September, 2008
Executive Summary
A summary of a study examining differences among high school-age and adult mentors participating in the Big Brothers Big Sisters School-Based Mentoring project, including: in the relationships between high school-age mentors and the younger children…
Herrera Carla, Grossman Jean Baldwin, Kauh Tina J., Feldman Amy F., McMaken Jennifer, Jucovy Linda, August, 2007
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring program, focusing on program characteristics, participants, benefits, and cost, based on survey results from mentors, youth, principals, and teachers
Alexander Karl L., Entwisle Barbara, Olson Linda Steffel, April 2007
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A longitudinal inquiry into the influence of summer-based learning experiences on children?s long-term educational outcomes, based on data on 326 students from the Baltimore Beginning School Study who were observed from first grade until 22 years of…