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Sama-Miller Emily, Akers Lauren, Esposito Andrea M., Zukiewicz Marykate, Avellar Sarah A., Paulsell Diane, Del Grosso Patricia, August, 2017
Executive Summary
Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) was launched in fall 2009 to conduct a thorough and transparent review of the home visiting research literature. HomVEE provides an assessment of the evidence of effectiveness for home visiting…
Aikens Nikki, Akers Lauren, Atkins-Burnett Sally, November, 2016
Literature Review
The literature review report for the Professional Development Tools to Improve the Quality of Infant and Toddler Care (Q-CCIIT PD Tools) project summarizes the state of the field, highlighting the most promising methods and approaches for enhancing…
Aikens Nikki, Akers Lauren, Atkins-Burnett Sally, November, 2016
Other
The literature review for the Professional Development Tools to Improve the Quality of Infant and Toddler Care (Q-CCIIT PD Tools) project summarizes the state of the field, highlighting the most promising methods and approaches for enhancing…
Aikens Nikki, Akers Lauren, Atkins-Burnett Sally, November, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief presents key findings from a literature review that looks at the state of the field in relation to professional development methods for the Professional Development Tools to Improve the Quality of Infant and Toddler Care (Q-CCIIT PD Tools…
Akers Lauren, Monahan Shannon, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Wasik Barbara A., Carta Judith J., Hurwitz Felicia, November, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief introduces the Examining Data Informing Teaching (EDIT) measure for researchers who seek to learn about preschool classroom teachers' use of ongoing assessment data to individualize instruction. In this brief, we discuss the EDIT's multi-…
Monahan Shannon, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Wasik Barbara A., Akers Lauren, Hurwitz Felicia, Carta Judith J., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
In 2012, the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) engaged Mathematica Policy Research and its partners to conduct a project titled "Assessing Early Childhood Teachers' Use of Child…
Monahan Shannon, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Wasik Barbara A., Akers Lauren, Hurwitz Felicia, Carta Judith J., November, 2016
Executive Summary
In 2012, the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) engaged Mathematica Policy Research and its partners to conduct a project titled "Assessing Early Childhood Teachers' Use of Child…
Akers Lauren, Del Grosso Patricia, Snell Emily K., Atkins-Burnett Sally, Wasik Barbara A., Carta Judith J., Boller Kimberly, Monahan Shannon, 2016
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Ongoing child assessment is increasingly viewed as a tool for informing and individualizing instruction in early childhood, yet little is known about how ongoing child assessment is implemented at the classroom or the programmatic level. This…
Monahan Shannon, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Wasik Barbara A., Akers Lauren, Hurwitz Felicia, Carta Judith J., September, 2015
Reports & Papers
This report describes the iterative development of the Examining Data Informing Teaching (EDIT) measure. The EDIT is specifically designed to help researchers understand how teachers conduct ongoing assessments for individualization and use those…
Avellar Sarah A., Paulsell Diane, Sama-Miller Emily, Del Grosso Patricia, Akers Lauren, Kleinman Rebecca, September, 2015
Executive Summary
Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) was launched in fall 2009 to conduct a thorough and transparent review of the home visiting research literature. HomVEE provides an assessment of the evidence of effectiveness for home visiting…
Akers Lauren, Del Grosso Patricia, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Monahan Shannon, Boller Kimberly, Carta Judith J., Wasik Barbara A., June, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
To learn more about the use of ongoing assessment in early education, the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation funded a project in fall 2012 to explore how teachers use children's data to individualize instruction for each child. The…
Akers Lauren, Del Grosso Patricia, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Monahan Shannon, Boller Kimberly, Carta Judith J., Wasik Barbara A., June, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Recently, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers have placed greater emphasis on early childhood education (ECE) teachers' use of ongoing assessments to track children's progress and tailor instruction to each child's unique strengths, needs,…
Akers Lauren, Atkins-Burnett Sally, Monahan Shannon, Carta Judith J., Wasik Barbara A., Boller Kimberly, June, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This conceptual framework for curriculum-embedded approaches describes the steps teachers take when using ongoing assessment for individualization. Practitioners can use this conceptual framework to improve current ongoing assessment efforts, and…
Atkins-Burnett Sally, Monahan Shannon, Tarullo Louisa B., Xue Yange, Cavadel Elizabeth, Malone Lizabeth M., Akers Lauren, January, 2015
Reports & Papers
We used a four-phase approach to develop, operationalize, and refine the Q-CCIIT measure and collect data on its psychometric properties: an initial phase, comprising a literature review and the development of a measurement framework, and three data…
Del Grosso Patricia, Akers Lauren, Esposito Andrea M., Paulsell Diane, November, 2014
Literature Review
The purpose of this literature review, conducted as part of the Study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships, was to assess the current knowledge base for early care and education (ECE) partnerships, highlight promising models or components of…