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  • Assessing Quality in Family & Provider-Teacher Relationships: Using the FPTRQ Measures in Conjunction with Strengthening Families™ & the Head Start Parent, Family & Community Engagement Frameworks & Self-Assessments - A Research-to-Practice Brief (New)

    Published: August 27, 2015
    This research-to-practice brief is intended to help policymakers, program managers, and practitioners learn how the newly released Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) measures can be used to complement or supplement two approaches, Strengthening Families™ and the Head Start Parent, Family and Community Engagement (PFCE) frameworks, and their related self-assessments, that have been frequently used by Early Care and Education (ECE) stakeholders...
  • Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures: User’s Manual Brief (New)

    Published: August 27, 2015
    This brief introduces the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) measures for early care and education stakeholders. The brief introduces the constructs and elements included in the measures, the measures’ reliability, how the measures might be used, and how to use them. If you plan to use the measures, we recommend reviewing the full Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures: User’s Manual.
  • Understanding & Measuring Providers’ Teachers’ Cultural Sensitivity with Families - Lesson Learned & Measurement Recommendations (New)

    Published: August 27, 2015
    This brief describes the process of measuring cultural sensitivity in the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality project. Researchers measuring cultural sensitivity in other fields may also find the information contained within this brief useful...
  • Higher Education & Workforce Development in Tribal Communities & the Role of Tribal HPOG

    Published: August 14, 2015
    Five of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) grantees are Tribal Organizations and Tribal Colleges -- Blackfeet Community College in Browning, MT, Cankdeska Cikana Community College in Fort Totten, ND, College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, WI, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. in Anchorage, AK, and Turtle Mountain Community College in Belcourt, ND.
  • ACF OPRE News: Vol. 3 Issue 13 – August 13, 2015 (New)

    Published: August 13, 2015
    In this issue: key findings from the HPOG Interim Study Outcome report, new Family Services Staff measures of family & provider/teacher relationship quality, our latest looks at attrition in randomized controlled trials, measuring child language development in Early Head Start, a job opportunity, and much more...
  • Health Profession Opportunity Grants: Summary of Interim Outcomes

    Published: August 5, 2015
    This brief summarizes key findings from the Interim Outcome Study Report: National Implementation Evaluation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) to Serve TANF Recipients and Other Low-Income Individuals report, released in 2014. Findings come from administrative data collected through the HPOG Performance Reporting System one year after program enrollment. Information provided includes characteristics of the typical HPOG participant, types of training courses enrollees...
  • Family Services Staff and Family Services Staff Parent Measures:  Amendment to the FPTRQ User’s Manual

    Published: August 4, 2015
    This amendment to the User’s Manual for the measures developed by the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality project presents an overview of the family services staff and family services staff parent measures. The amendment also describes the development of the measures, including the pilot test; information about how to use and score the measures; and technical information about the measures and their short forms...
  • Parents and Children Together (PACT) Quarterly Update: July 2015

    Published: July 30, 2015
    Latest developments from the Parents and Children Together Evaluation...
  • ACF OPRE News: Vol. 3 Issue 12

    Published: July 20, 2015
    In this issue: our latest work on the use of behavioral economics in human services, a detailed look at a study of home visiting programs, examinations of the use of ongoing assessment in early care and education to individualize instruction, quality in Early Head Start classrooms & home visits, our review of evidence on employment strategies for low-income adults, & more...
  • Measuring Infant/Toddler Language Development: Lessons Learned About Assessment and Screening Tools

    Published: July 17, 2015
    Using data from the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES), this brief explores how well several parent- and staff-reported language screening and assessment tools perform in a low-income Early Head Start population. Specifically, the brief examines the reliability of the tool or the ability of the tool to produce scores that are stable regardless of when the tool is administered, where it is administered, and who administers it. It also explores the validity...

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