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  • Tailored Teaching: The Need for Stronger Evidence About Early Childhood Teachers’ Use of Ongoing Assessment to Individualize Instruction (New)

    Published: June 30, 2015
    This brief summarizes an extensive review of literature on ongoing assessment in early care and education settings, clarifies the remaining gaps in the existing literature, and highlights the Examining Data Informing Teaching (EDIT) measure...
  • What Do We Know About How Early Childhood Teachers Use Ongoing Assessment? (New)

    Published: June 30, 2015
    Ongoing child assessment involves repeated assessments and observations of a child’s performance and progress over time. This brief summarizes findings from a literature review on ongoing assessment and individualizing instruction in early childhood, including what we currently know about how early childhood teachers use assessment, what we still need to learn, and recommended practices...
  • What Does it Mean to use Ongoing Assessment to Individualize Instruction in Early Childhood? (New)

    Published: June 30, 2015
    This brief provides a conceptual framework for how practitioners can use ongoing child assessment for individualization of instruction in early care and education classrooms and highlights the Examining Data Informing Teaching (EDIT) measure. The conceptual framework focuses on curriculum-embedded approaches to ongoing assessment and reflects a repeating cycle with four stages...
  • Early Head Start Home Visits and Classrooms: Stability, Predictors, and Thresholds of Quality (New)

    Published: June 29, 2015
    Using information collected as part of the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES), this report and accompanying brief provide a descriptive picture of classroom and home visit quality in Early Head Start. Baby FACES captures classroom and home visit quality using two observational measures: Classroom Assessment Scoring System, Toddler Version and the Home Visit Rating Scale-Adapted measures. Specifically, the report and brief examine average levels of quality...
  • Employment Strategies for Low- Income Adults Evidence Review: Standards and Methods (New)

    Published: June 26, 2015
    This report explains in detail the criteria that govern the Employment Strategies for Low-Income Adults Evidence Review (ESER), a systematic review of the literature on the effectiveness of employment and training programs for low-income adults. This detailed look includes the criteria for searching the literature, screening studies for eligibility, assessing each study’s strength of evidence, and extracting information reported in the studies...
  • Health Profession Opportunity Grants: Year Four Annual Report (2013–2014) (New)

    Published: June 25, 2015
    This fourth annual report provides a snapshot of Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program grantee activities from its inception through September 2014, its fourth year of operation. Drawing from the program’s Performance Reporting System and Year 4 Performance Progress Reports, the report summarizes program operations and participant activity and outcomes...
  • In Their Own Voices: The Hopes and Struggles of Responsible Fatherhood Program Participants in the Parents and Children Together Evaluation (New)

    Published: June 19, 2015
    Using information from in-depth interviews conducted as part of the Parents and Children Together Evaluation, this report describes themes and findings related to fathers’ perceptions of their roles as parents, partners, and providers. Findings specifically relate to fathers’ perceptions of their own childhoods, their personal challenges, employment and child support experiences, their relationships with their children and the mothers of their children, their views on fathering, and their participation in the...
  • Fatherhood: Ongoing Research and Program Evaluation Efforts

    Published: June 17, 2015
    Many programs within the Administration for Children and Families work with fathers to promote economic self-sufficiency and social well-being for them and their families. As a part of that work, we also implement rigorous research and evaluation projects designed to improve our understanding of how best to serve those fathers. This brief describes research and evaluation projects related to the Responsible Fatherhood grant program and noncustodial parents, and other research related...
  • Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Individuals: Ongoing Research and Program Evaluation Efforts

    Published: June 17, 2015
    Several programs within the Administration for Children and Families work with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals in an effort to promote economic self-sufficiency and social well-being for them and their families. As a part of that work, we also implement rigorous research and evaluation projects designed to improve our understanding of how best to serve these individuals. This brief highlights and describes these projects...
  • The Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures: Questions and Answers

    Published: June 12, 2015
    The efforts of the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality project produced nine self-administered measures of the quality of family and provider/teacher relationships in early care and education settings. This resource summarizes answers to questions posed during a series of webinars with state and local administrators, practitioners, and researchers interested in learning more about the measures...

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