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Herrera Sarah, Phillips Beth M., Newton Yi-Chieh, Dombek Jennifer L., Hernandez James A., July 2021
Literature Review

Children entering kindergarten vary greatly in their language and literacy skills. Therefore, up-to-date information about evidence-based practices is essential for early childhood educators and policymakers as they support preschool children’s…

Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This study snapshot presents key findings from a review of literature about early language and literacy interventions.

Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, July 2021
Other

This document includes the search, screening, and review processes for the report; technical results and key terms; effects of interventions by domain and outcome type; implementation characteristics of the interventions; research basis for the…

Irwin Clare W., Gallo Audrey, February 2021
Reports & Papers

In an effort to increase access to high-quality prekindergarten (preK) programs for all young children in Vermont, the state passed universal preK legislation in 2014 (Act 166). All 3- and 4-year-olds have access to 10 hours a week of state-…

Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

In efforts to better understand program availability, quality, and characteristics related to family choice among universal prekindergarten (preK) programs in Vermont, this study examined the characteristics of approved preK programs overall,…

Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, February 2021
Other

This document includes the literature review, methods, and supporting analyses for "Characteristics of approved universal prekindergarten programs in Vermont in 2018/19."

Dahlke Katie, Karoly Lynn A., Perera Rachel, Little Michael, Henry Chad, Lasserre-Cortez Shannon, Gerdeman Dean, December 2020
Reports & Papers

This study examined participation in Oklahoma’s state-funded prekindergarten (preK) program for five cohorts of first-time public school kindergarten students (2014/15 through 2018/19) and compared the percentages of students who participated in…

Fox Lindsay, McCullough Moira, Caronongan Pia, Herrmann Mariesa, April, 2019
Reports & Papers
To inform states' continued development of TQRIS and future validation studies, this report synthesizes findings from validation studies conducted by nine states that received RTT-ELC grants. It also describes the challenges that researchers faced…
Kirby Gretchen, Herrmann Mariesa, Wolfendale Clare, Esposito Andrea M., April, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief examines states' progress on this objective by describing patterns of TQRIS participation and ratings for the nine Round 1 states during the grant period (2012 to 2016). The brief presents patterns by state and for four types of programs…
Herrmann Mariesa, Kirby Gretchen, Deutsch Jonah, Wolfendale Clare, Esposito Andrea M., Caronongan Pia, Dragoset Lisa, April, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief describes programs' ratings across the nine Round 1 RTT-ELC states, which had different TQRIS characteristics and policies in place during the grant period (2012 to 2016). Over this period, individual states changed few of their TQRIS…
National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, April, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This snapshot highlights study findings from four recent publications that describe the progress of nine states that received Round 1 Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grants in implementing systems that rate early learning and…
Kirby Gretchen, Caronongan Pia, Esposito Andrea M., Murphy Lauren, Shoji Megan, Del Grosso Patricia, Kiambuthi Wamaitha, Clark Melissa A., Dragoset Lisa, November, 2017
Reports & Papers
The Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) contracted with Mathematica Policy Research to conduct a descriptive study of TQRIS in the nine Round 1 RTT-ELC states four years after the receipt of grant funds. This report…
Kirby Gretchen, Caronongan Pia, Esposito Andrea M., Murphy Lauren, Shoji Megan, Del Grosso Patricia, Kiambuthi Wamaitha, Clark Melissa A., Dragoset Lisa, November, 2017
Executive Summary
The Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) contracted with Mathematica Policy Research to conduct a descriptive study of TQRIS in the nine Round 1 RTT-ELC states four years after the receipt of grant funds. This report…
Zweig Jacqueline, Irwin Clare W., Kook Janna Fuccillo, Cox Josh, April, 2015
Reports & Papers
Early childhood education programs face increasing pressures to collect data, about both teachers and children, and to use those data to make decisions (Yazejian & Bryant, 2013). Research supports the potential value of using data in education…
Zweig Jacqueline, Irwin Clare W., Kook Janna Fuccillo, Cox Josh, April, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This study explores how early childhood education programs are collecting and using data, how they would like to use data, how they could use the data that they have, and the challenges they face in these efforts. Administrators and teachers at…