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  • Summary and Snapshot Reports of Benchmark Measures Selected by Home Visiting Grantees (New)

    Published: July 24, 2014
    The legislation which established the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program requires that grantees demonstrate measurable improvement in at least four of six benchmark domains.  HHS identified a list of constructs that grantees were required to measure within each benchmark domain and gave grantees the flexibility to develop their own performance measures for each construct.  This flexibility allowed grantees to develop performance measures that were meaningful for...
  • ACF OPRE News: July 17, 2014 (New)

    Published: July 17, 2014
    Recent news from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation...
  • Head Start CARES for Migrant and Seasonal Families: Adapting a Preschool Social-Emotional Curriculum (New)

    Published: July 16, 2014
    The Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) CARES case study was designed as a companion study to the overall Head Start CARES (“Classroom-based Approaches and Resources for Emotion and Social skill promotion”) demonstration. MSHS CARES studied the adaptation and implementation of an existing evidence-based, social-emotional curriculum. MSHS CARES selected Preschool PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) curriculum to meet the needs of children and families of migrant and...
  • Health Profession Opportunity Grants: Year Three Annual Report (2012–2013) (New)

    Published: July 15, 2014
    This Annual Report provides a snapshot of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program at the end of its third year of operation. The report summarizes program operations and participant activity and outcomes from HPOG’s inception through the third year of grantee activities...
  • Best Practices in Data Governance and Management for Early Care and Education: Supporting Effective Quality Rating and Improvement Systems

    Published: July 14, 2014
    Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) currently serve as a centerpiece of many states’ early care and education (ECE) activities. However, QRIS can only strengthen ECE program quality if they are built on quality data. Intentional and rigorous data management and governance practices are essential for data gathered exclusively for the QRIS (such as program observation scores) as well as for external data accessed by the QRIS (such as workforce registry data).  The purpose...
  • Best Practices in Ensuring Data Quality in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS)

    Published: July 14, 2014
    Collecting and using data are core activities in a well-functioning Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Yet, data used in a QRIS are frequently housed in different systems, using different data management techniques. Ensuring a high level of QRIS data quality involves implementing a number of best practices drawn from established practices used in other fields. The purpose of this brief is to describe the specific strategies QRIS data stakeholders can use to improve upon the...
  • Early Care and Education Quality Improvement: A Typology of Intervention Approaches

    Published: July 14, 2014
    This brief is designed to support Quality Improvement (QI) efforts by describing the status of the evidence and presenting information that categorizes quality improvement efforts using a typology of QI models and targets. The brief provides: an overview of the current QI context; the methodology for this review; a conceptual framework to categorize QI efforts; a summary of trends in the evidence base on the effectiveness of different types of QI; and a discussion of potential QI...
  • ACF OPRE News: July 10, 2014 (New)

    Published: July 10, 2014
    Recent news from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation...
  • NSCAW Child Well-Being Spotlight: Mothers of Children Reported for Maltreatment Show Small Decline in Domestic Violence, but No Improvement in Service Access

    Published: July 8, 2014
    This National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) spotlight reports that there has been a small decline in domestic violence reported by mothers of children across the two NSCAW cohorts (28.9% in NSCAW I, vs. 24.7% in NSCAW II), but no change in service access (about 15% of mothers in both cohorts received domestic violence services)...
  • NSCAW Child Well-Being Spotlight: Teenage Girls in the Child Welfare System Report High Rates of Risky Sexual Activity and Pregnancy

    Published: July 8, 2014
    This National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) spotlight describes the high rates of risky sexual activity and pregnancy among teenage girls in the second cohort of NSCAW (NSCAW II).  According to data from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW), 16.8% of girls ages 14-17, and 45.1% of girls ages 18-20, had experienced at least one pregnancy...