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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…
Kerch Cailin J., Donovan Carol A., Ernest James M., Strichik Tracye, Winchester Joy, April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study of the relationship between early receptive vocabulary development and social-emotional competencies examines differences among typically developing children and peers with disabilities within a state-wide program that meets all 10 of…
Keating Kim, Cole Patricia A., Schaffner Mollyrose, 2020
Reports & Papers
The State of Babies Yearbook: 2020 bridges the gap between science and policy with national and state-by-state data on the well-being of America's babies. The 2020 edition of the Yearbook, along with issue-based briefs, adds to the ability to see…
Afterschool Alliance, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Afterschool Alliance’s fourth edition of America After 3PM provides a detailed accounting of the circumstances and conditions of U.S. children during the hours of 3 to 6 p.m. and compares afterschool program participation and unmet demand…
Piazza Peter, Frankenberg Erica, November, 2019
Reports & Papers
In the midst of this social and demographic upheaval, Penn State's Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) presents data illustrating the current segregation of preschool children. After reviewing updated data on segregation trends, we outline…
Adams Joe T., Becker David, Ernest James M., Fifolt Matthew, Johnson H., Ross Jeana, Sen B., Strichik Tracye, Preskitt Julie K., July, 2019
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this issue brief is to analyze disciplinary infraction records for students in grades 1 through 12 in Alabama public schools and to identify any differences between groups of students who received First Class Pre-K and those who did…
Ullrich Rebecca, Schmit Stephanie, Cosse Ruth, April, 2019
Reports & Papers
This brief examines children's access to CCDBG-funded child care in states by race and ethnicity using publicly available data from fiscal year (FY) 2016, building upon CLASP's previous Disparate Access research. (author abstract)
Keating Kim, Daily Sarah, Cole Patricia A., Murphey David A., Pina Gabriel, Ryberg Renee, Moron Leanna, Laurore Jessie, 2019
Reports & Papers
The State of Babies Yearbook: 2019 is a first-of-its-kind resource for stakeholders who recognize the critical importance of supporting the healthy development and well-being of America's babies and toddlers. It seeks to bridge the gap between…
Alabama. Department of Early Childhood Education, February, 2018
Reports & Papers
Special education is specially designed instruction provided to meet the unique needs of children with disabilities. Special education services include classroom instruction as well as related services such as speech-language pathology, physical…
Kim Do-Hong, Lambert Richard G., Burts Diane C., 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although dual language learners (DLLs) are linguistically, culturally, and socially diverse, researchers usually study them in aggregate and compare them to non-DLLs. The authors' purpose was to identify subgroups of preschool DLLs using latent…
Alabama. Department of Early Childhood Education, April, 2017
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this issue brief is to examine differences in school readiness at 2016-2017 kindergarten entry between children who participated in First Class Pre-K and those who did not. (author abstract)
Paulk Amber, Seaton Kali, Yuille Angela, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
It has long been an established view that children who attend high-quality early learning programs are more likely to be school ready. However, some studies have found that program quality is not as important to child outcomes as is participating in…
Alabama. Department of Early Childhood Education, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Absenteeism has serious implications for a child's academic performance and outcomes. On average, students who are absent have been shown to have lower test scores; lower likelihood of being on track in high school, impacting their career and…
Alabama. Department of Early Childhood Education, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
To support high quality learning environments and alignment of effective instruction to student success, all children in First Class Pre-K classrooms are assessed using Teaching Strategies GOLD(R), an ongoing, observation-based, research-validated…