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Zambrana Ruth E., Amaro Gabriel, Butler Courtney, DuPont-Reyes Melissa, Parra-Medina Deborah, June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Introduction. Prior to 1980, U.S. national demographic and health data collection did not identify individuals of Hispanic/ Latina/o heritage as a population group. Post-1990, robust immigration from Latin America (e.g., South America, Central…

Lin Van-Kim Bui, Maxwell Kelly, King Carlise, Martinchek Kassandra, Isaacs Julia B., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
This list includes resources useful to researchers and agency staff who analyze state-level early care and education (ECE) administrative data for research purposes. The term administrative data refers to information about individual children,…
Villasanti Hugo Gonzalez, Justice Laura M., Chaparro-Moreno Leydi Johana, Lin Tzu-Jung, Purtell Kelly M., 25 November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study explored whether a tool for automatic detection and recognition of interactions and child-directed speech (CDS) in preschool classrooms could be developed, validated, and applied to non-coded video recordings representing children’…
Tang Yang, Cook Thomas D., Kisbu-Sakarya Yasemin, Hock Heinrich, Chiang Hanley, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Relative to the randomized controlled trial (RCT), the basic regression discontinuity (RD) design suffers from lower statistical power and lesser ability to generalize causal estimates away from the treatment eligibility cutoff. This chapter seeks…
Roberts-Holmes Guy, Bradbury Alice, August, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this paper we attempt to critically 'make visible the flow and circulation of data' through analyzing the datafication of the early years education sector in England (children aged 2-5). The concept of datafication is used to understand the…
Haan Monique de, Leuven Edwin, April, 2016
Reports & Papers
In this paper we investigate the effect of Head Start on long term education and labor market outcomes using data from the NLSY79. The contributions to the existing literature on the effectiveness of Head Start are threefold: (1) we are the first to…
Grimm Kevin J., Liu Yu, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Growth models allow for the study of within-person change and between-person differences in within-person change. Typically, these models are applied to continuous variables where the residuals are assumed to be normally distributed. With normally…
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 (…
Thomas Jaime, Caronongan Pia, Simard Bethany, Vogel Cheri, Boller Kimberly, April, 2015
Reports & Papers
Given the intensive demands that the collection of attendance data places on program staff, it can often be challenging to collect and may result in a fair amount of missing data, which can compromise the reliability and validity of attendance…
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…
Leow Christine S., Wen Xiaoli, Korfmacher Jon, January, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article compares regression modeling and propensity score analysis as different types of statistical techniques used in addressing selection bias when estimating the impact of two-year versus one-year Head Start on children's school readiness.…
Nijenhuis Jan te, Jongeneel-Grimen Birthe, Kirkegaard Emil O.W., September-October 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Headstart studies of compensatory education tend to show impressive gains on IQ scores for children from low-quality environments. However, are these gains on the g factor of intelligence? We report a meta-analysis of the correlation between…
Qin Xu, Hong Guanglei, 2014
Reports & Papers
This study focuses on developing methods for causal mediation analysis in multisite trials and uses the national Head Start Impact Study as a motivating example. The causal effects of interest, defined in terms of potential outcomes, include the…
Zhang Xiuyuan, McDermott Paul A., Fantuzzo John W., Gadsden Vivian L., August, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A multiscale criterion-referenced test that featured two presumably equivalent forms (A and B), was administered to 1,667 Head Start children at each of four points over an academic year. Using a randomly equivalent groups design, three equating…
Friedman-Krauss Allison, Connors Maia C., Morris Pamela A., March, 2013
Reports & Papers
Results from the original analysis of the classroom quality data from the Head Start Impact Study (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2010) show that randomization to Head Start lead to improvement in the quality of care children received…