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Ding Peng, Feller Avi, Miratrix Luke W., 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Understanding and characterizing treatment effect variation in randomized experiments has become essential for going beyond the "black box" of the average treatment effect. Nonetheless, traditional statistical approaches often ignore or assume away…
Bloom Howard S., Spybrook Jessaca, October-December 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Multisite trials, which are being used with increasing frequency in education and evaluation research, provide an exciting opportunity for learning about how the effects of interventions or programs are distributed across sites. In particular, these…
Ding Peng, Feller Avi, Miratrix Luke W., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
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Applied researchers are increasingly interested in whether and how treatment effects vary in randomized evaluations, especially variation that is not explained by observed covariates. We propose a model-free approach for testing for the presence of…
Pituch Keenan A., Whittaker Tiffany A., Chang Wanchen, June, 2016
Reports & Papers
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Use of multivariate analysis (e.g., multivariate analysis of variance) is common when normally distributed outcomes are collected in intervention research. However, when mixed response--a set of normal and binary outcome--are collected, standard…
Green Beth L., Ayoub Catherine, Bartlett Jessica Dym, Furrer Carrie Jean, Von Ende Adam, Chazan-Cohen Rachel, Klevens Joanne, Nygren Peggy, October, 2015
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In recent years, there has been increasing interest in using administrative data collected by state child welfare agencies as a source of information for research and evaluation. The challenges of obtaining access to and using these data, however,…
Keele Luke, Tingley Dustin H., Yamamoto Teppei, Fall 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper examines a statistical framework for the analysis of causal mechanisms, often referred to as causal mediation analysis. Data is analyzed from two policy interventions, the Perry Preschool project and the Job Search Intervention Study (…
Ebbeck Marjory, Teo-Zuzarte Geraldine Lian Choo, Tan Cynthia, Goh Mandy, March, 2014
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In most countries the funding for early childhood education has increased and governments in some countries have taken serious steps to bring about positive change in the profession. However, the increase in funding by governments and other funding…
Raudenbush Stephen W., Reardon Sean F., Nomi Takako, July, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Multisite trials can clarify the average impact of a new program and the heterogeneity of impacts across sites. Unfortunately, in many applications, compliance with treatment assignment is imperfect. For these applications, we propose an…
Kallemeyn Leanne M., DeStefano Lizanne, Q2 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using concepts from the evaluation literature, this case study describes the instrumental, conceptual, and political influence of the Head Start National Reporting System (NRS) and on-going child assessments in a local Head Start program. This study…
Riley David Allen, Roach Mary A., Adams Diane B., Edie David, 2005
Reports & Papers
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An analysis of rationales for promoting statewide child care quality rating systems identifying quality measures used in states? rating systems, and a description of a research-based plan for a quality rating system in Wisconsin
Reynolds Arthur J., 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A discussion of confirmatory program evaluation as a method for conducting theory driven evaluations, and its role in identifying causal mechanisms of change in early childhood interventions, with examples from the Chicago Longitudinal Study and…
Kim Juhu, Suen Hoi K., 2003
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A meta-analysis testing whether the predictive validity of early assessments for later achievement is generalizable or situation-specific
Henry Gary T., Henderson Laura W., Ponder Bentley D., Gordon Craig S., Mashburn Andrew J., Rickman Dana K., 2003
Reports & Papers
A study of the development of young children attending private and state-funded preschool programs under Georgia's prekindergarten initiative
Kreisman Michele, 2003
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An illustration of the utility of general growth mixture modeling (GGMM) for assessing early childhood education programs, using a sample of children with Head Start experience
Bos Johannes M., Granger Robert C., 2002
Reports & Papers
An analysis of the school readiness of children whose parents voluntarily participated in New Chance, a program targeted at teen parents, based on a sample of 1,774 young mothers and their children