Accountability in early childhood: No easy answers [Executive summary]
Meisels, Samuel J., 2006
(Occasional Paper No. 6). Chicago: Herr Research Center.
A summary of a critical discussion of accountability testing in early childhood education, with recommendations for more effective early childhood program evaluation
Afterschool evaluation practices in California: Site-level perspectives [Executive summary]
Erbstein, Nancy, November 2005
Davis: University of California, Davis, Center for Community School Partnerships.
A summary of an exploration of evaluation practices used by after school programs and a discussion of the evaluation needs of programs to improve service delivery, based on a survey of program coordinators of 271 after school programs funded by the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program and the After School Education and Safety (ASES) initiative in California
Assessing costs and benefits of early childhood intervention programs: Overview and application to the Starting Early Starting Smart program: Executive summary
Karoly, Lynn A., 2001
Seattle: Casey Family Programs; Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation.
A report summarizing the methodological issues in developing a cost benefit analysis for early childhood programs and their implications for the Starting Early Starting Smart intervention.
The Early Childhood Cluster Initiative of Palm Beach County, Florida: Early implementation study and evaluability assessment: Executive summary
Spielberger, Julie, 2006
Chicago: University of Chicago, Chapin Hall Center for Children.
A summary of an implementation evaluation and recommendations for ongoing evaluation efforts of the Early Childhood Cluster Initiative, a comprehensive, high-quality preschool education program for children in low-income communities in Palm Beach County, Florida, based on interviews with key stakeholders, teacher surveys, program observations, and a review of documents
Establishing a research agenda for American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start programs [Executive summary]
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Child Outcomes Research and Evaluation, 2004
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families.
A summary of research on the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native children enrolled in Head Start programs, and background for culturally appropriate program and policy reevaluation for Head Start in the United States
Evaluating Head Start: A recommended framework for studying the impact of the Head Start program [Executive summary]
United States. Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation, 1999
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
A summary of the framework used to evaluate Head Start's effectiveness in terms of low income children's school readiness as well as examining the circumstances and children with which the program works best
Family change 1999 to 2001 [Executive summary]
Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions, 2003
(Research Report No. 180). Leeds, United Kingdom: Corporate Document Services.
A summary of a study of the stability and changes in family welfare, living standards and the outcomes for children in the United Kingdom
Florida State Board of Education Universal Prekindergarten Advisory Council: Report and recommendations to the Florida State Board of Education [Executive summary]
Florida. State Board of Education. Universal Prekindergarten Education Advisory Council, 2003
Tallahassee: Florida State Board of Education, Universal Prekindergarten Advisory Council.
A summary of a study on the authorization and implementation of universal prekindergarten on a voluntary basis for children four years of age in Florida
A framework for evaluating systems initiatives [Executive summary]
Coffman, Julia, September 2007
Cross Lanes, WV: Build Initiative.
A summary of a presentation of a framework for the development of tools and instruments to evaluate systems initiatives
Improving early education programs through data-based decision making [Executive summary]
Riley-Ayers, Shannon, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research.
A discussion of five methods to evaluate the effectiveness of state-funded preschool programs
Integrating self-assessment into statutory inspection procedures: The impact on the quality of group day care provision [Executive summary]
Munton, Anthony G., July, 2001
Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.
A summary of a study of the impact of self-assessment procedures on child care facility evaluation and process quality in London, England
Minnesota's school readiness: 1999-2000 evaluation: Immediate outcomes demonstrated by children participating in school readiness [Executive summary]
Minnesota. Department of Children, Families & Learning, 2001
Roseville: Minnesota Department of Education, Early Learning Services.
A summary of an evaluation of the School Readiness program for assessing students' progress before transitioning to kindergarten in Minnesota
Report of the findings from the Early Childhood Study: 2001-02 [Executive Summary]
Henry, Gary T., 2003
Atlanta: Georgia State University, School of Policy Studies.
A summary of a study of the development of young children attending private and state-funded preschool programs under Georgia's prekindergarten initiative
Rush to assessment: The role private early childhood service providers play in assessing child and program outcomes [Executive summary]
Macmillan, Larry, 12 January, 2006
Philadelphia: National Early Childhood Accountability Task Force.
A summary of a study of large, private non-profit and for-profit early childhood service providers' child and program quality assessment efforts, as well as of programs' use of assessment data for management purposes and their experiences of state and national accountability initiatives, based on interviews with senior program executives
Second error rate pilot report [Executive summary]
United States. Child Care Bureau, June, 2007
Washington, DC: U.S. Child Care Bureau.
A summary of a study of a methodology for measuring improper payments in states' administration of the Child Care and Development Fund
Synthesis of local and state Even Start evaluations [Executive summary]
United States. Department of Education. Planning and Evaluation Service, 2000
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Planning and Evaluation Service.
A description of various methods implemented at the local and state levels to evaluate Even Start programs
Valuing benefits in benefit-cost studies of social programs [Executive summary]
Karoly, Lynn A., 2008
(TR-643-MCF). Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation.
A summary of an assessment of methodologies used to measure benefits in benefit-cost analyses of social programs, including early childhood intervention programs