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Seattle Pre-K Program Evaluation


November 21, 2017 AssessmentOutcomesState & Local

The National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University and Cultivate Learning, at the University of Washington, have conducted evaluations of the demonstration phase of the Seattle Preschool program. Evaluations in years one and two (1) assessed preschool quality using two observational measures, (2) measured children’s gains in receptive vocabulary, literacy, math and executive…

aeioTU Longitudinal Study


April 26, 2017 AssessmentOutcomesQuality and Curriculum

The  aeioTU  Longitudinal Study is a randomized trial longitudinal study which enquires into the immediate and short-term cognitive, linguistic, nutritional and social effects of a comprehensive educational and nutritional 0-5 intervention in Colombia, in the form of aeioTU centers. The research is headed by Milagros Nores from the National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) in…

State(s) of Head Start


December 16, 2016 AccessAssessmentFederalQuality and Curriculum
W. Steven Barnett, Ph.D. and Allison H. Friedman-Krauss, Ph.D.

The National Institute for Early Education Research’s (NIEER) State(s) of Head Start report is the first report to describe and analyze in detail Head Start enrollment, funding, quality, and duration, state-bystate. The report focuses on the 2014-2015 program year but also provides longitudinal data beginning with the 2006-2007 program year. Despite the fact that Head…

Acelero 2011-12 Program Evaluation—Summary Report


June 1, 2013 AssessmentOutcomes
Steve Barnett and Kwanghee Jung

This report presents the results from the second year of NIEER’s evaluation of Acelero students’ learning in language and general conceptual knowledge and early math skills.

Longitudinal Effects of the Arkansas Better Chance Program: Findings from First Grade through Fourth Grade


May 1, 2013 AssessmentOutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Kwanghee Jung, W. Steven Barnett, Jason T. Hustedt, Jessica Francis

Arkansas’ state-funded preschool program has been found to have positive effects on children’s receptive vocabulary, math, and literacy.

Improving Early Education Programs through Data-based Decision Making


February 1, 2011 AssessmentQuality and CurriculumState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

This NIEER working paper presents five options for studying the effectiveness of state-funded preschool education programs.