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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…
Castro Dina Carmela, Hammer Carol Scheffner, Franco Ximena, Cycyk Lauren M., Scarpino Shelly E., Burchinal Margaret, November 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The diversity of experiences among bilingual children is reflected in the variability of abilities in each of their languages. This paper describes the CECER-DLL Child and Family, and Teacher Questionnaires and discusses the utility of these…

Hammer Carol Scheffner, Cycyk Lauren M., Scarpino Shelly E., Jury Karen A., Sawyer Brook E., 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

As the number of dual language learners (DLLs) increases globally, it is critical that well-developed questionnaires are available to researchers and educators that capture the characteristics and language experiences of preschool DLLs and their…

Sheridan Susan M., Fernandez Veronica A., Knoche Lisa, Stacks Ann M., Van Horne Bethanie, Bouza Johayra, Niño Silvia, Greenfield Daryl B., Montroy Janelle J., Dwyer Kathleen M., Early Head Start Parent-Teacher Intervention Consortium, 2020
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Early childhood, including the infant and toddler years, is a critical developmental period providing the foundation for lifelong relationships, skills, behaviors, and health outcomes. The importance of the adult-child relationships during this…

Bichay-Awadalla Krystal, August 2019
Reports & Papers

The Toddler Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS-T) is one of the most commonly used measures to assess the quality of teacher-child interactions in toddler classrooms. Cut-points on the CLASS-T scores are being used to determine Quality…

Spiegel Jamie A., Lonigan Christopher J., Q3 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The Head-Toes-Knees-Shoulders (HTKS) task is a commonly used measure of executive functioning (EF) designed for use with young children. Substantial associations between the HTKS task and early academic skills and behavioral outcomes have…
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)…
Bloom Howard S., Raudenbush Stephen W., Weiss Michael J., Porter Kristin, October-December 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present article considers a fundamental question in evaluation research: "By how much do program effects vary across sites?" The article first presents a theoretical model of cross-site impact variation and a related estimation model with a…
Goodrich J. Marc, Lonigan Christopher J., Kleuver Cherie G., Farver Jo Ann M., September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this study we evaluated the predictive validity of conceptual scoring. Two independent samples of Spanish-speaking language minority preschoolers (Sample 1: N= 96, mean age = 54.51 months, 54.3% male; Sample 2: N= 116, mean age = 60.70 months, 56…
Bustamante Andres S., August, 2016
Reports & Papers
There is a well-established achievement gap between children from low income families and their middle to high income counterparts. One avenue towards narrowing the achievement gap is improving domain-general school readiness skills, such as…
Auger Anamarie, Farkas George, Burchinal Margaret, Duncan Greg J., Vandell Deborah Lowe, December, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Much of child care research has focused on the effects of the quality of care in early childhood settings on children's school readiness skills. Although researchers increased the statistical rigor of their approaches over the past 15 years,…
Guddemi Marcy, Sambrook Andrea, Wells Sallie, Randel Bruce, Fite Kathleen, Selva Gitta, Gagnon Kelly, April-June 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Educators and parents are increasingly concerned about effects of high-stakes testing on children who may not be developmentally ready to perform tasks according to rigorous standards of today's kindergartens. In response to this issue, and to…
Darrow Catherine L., November, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A quantifiable measure of teachers' intervention fidelity when delivering curriculum-based interventions allows researchers to interpret the effectiveness of the curricula under scrutiny. Fidelity measures, however, must accurately represent the…
Allan Nicholas P., Lonigan Christopher J., Wilson Shauna B., Q2 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Temperament is a developmentally important construct, hierarchically comprised of several lower-order dimensions subsumed under effortful control, negative affectivity, and surgency. The Children's Behavior Questionnaire-Very Short Form (CBQ-VSF)…
Maier Michelle F., Greenfield Daryl B., Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., Q2 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Little is known about preschool teachers' attitudes and beliefs toward science teaching, in part, because the field lacks valid and reliable measures of these teacher-related factors. To address this need, the current study developed and validated a…