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SECC and MWCC Regional Institute Nurturing High-Quality Early Learning and Leadership Across the Pre-K-3 Continuum


September 20, 2017 OutcomesQuality and Curriculum

NIEER Senior Research Fellow Jim Squires Ph.D. was a presenter during a September 2017  early childhood institute  hosted by the Southeast and Midwest Comprehensive Centers at American Institutes for Research focused on nurturing high-quality early learning and leadership across the pre-K to Third Grade continiuum. His presentations included  State and Local Strategies for Transforming the Great Divide between Birth-5 and K-3 , and  The Art of Art: Using Fine Art to Promote Early Learning

NJ’s Preschool Expansion Districts: Progress and Evaluation Results After One Year


May 1, 2017 OutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Jessica Francis, Ph.D.

Poster presented by NIEER Assistant Research Professor Jessica Francis at SCRD 2017 Summary of Results & Discussion Over just one year of implementation, the quality of New Jersey’s preschool expansion classrooms has improved immensely. This is based on findings from an external evaluation of all 122 classrooms in 17 districts: • Average ECERS-3 score was…

Longitudinal Measurement Invariance of the Preschool Observation Record


May 1, 2017 OutcomesState Pre-K Evaluations
Zijia Li, Ph.D.

Powerpoint Presentation at AERA 2017 Annual Meeting by NIEER Assistant Research Professor Zijia Li Summary Findings: The unidimensional model provides a parsimonious and near precise solution for the dimensionality assessment of the 32-item Preschool OnlineCOR and the 8-item COR-ST The graded response model showed better fit than the reduced graded response model for the 32-item…

Primary Education Quality Presented to NJASCD Early Childhood Summit


January 26, 2017 AssessmentOutcomesQuality and Curriculum

NIEER Assistant Research Professor Shannon Riley-Ayers Ph.D., was a featured speaker during the January 2017 New Jersey Early Childhood Summit focused on bridging the gap in early learning preschool to third grade. Dr. Riley-Ayers’ presentation focused on “Supporting a Developmentally Appropriate and Academically Rigorous Primary School.”  Today, educators and leaders are faced with the challenge…

ECEC Evaluation: What Can We Learn From the Past?


July 1, 2014 AssessmentOutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

Presentation by Steve Barnett at  The Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early Years in Amsterdam .

Research and Use of Evaluation to Influence ECEC Policy


June 1, 2014 AssessmentGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations

Presentation by Steve Barnett at  The Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early Years in Amsterdam .

Supports for Preschool STEM Learners and the Teachers Who Teach Them


December 1, 2013 OutcomesQuality and Curriculum

At the recent STEM Smart Conference, NIEER Assistant Research Professor Kimberly Brenneman presented on the SciMath-DLL project, involves the design, development, and testing of a professional development model that integrates supports for dual language learners with high-quality math and science instruction. This session described the evidence that supports SciMath-DLL, engages participants in hands-on activities that illustrate…

Early Childhood Choices and Hispanic Families


April 1, 2013 AccessEnglish Language LearnersOutcomesQuality and Curriculum

This presentation looks at the rates in which children who are Hispanic and/or English language learners enroll in preschool and the impact of pre-K on their learning outcomes. NIEER Associate Director of Research Milagros Nores presented at the “Creating a Pipeline to Preschool: Moving Paterson Children to Success” conference in Paterson, NJ. Dr. Nores’s presentation focused on Hispanic…

Presentation to the U.S. Department of Education on AVANCE


March 1, 2013 Outcomes

This presentation looks at the research on AVANCE’s early childhood education and care programs. NIEER’s Associate Director of Research, Milagros Nores, joined a panel of other presenters on March 7 to speak to the U.S. Department of Education on the AVANCE program. Specifically, Dr. Nores spoke on NIEER’s ethnographic study on the benefits of AVANCE’s…

The Economics of Early Childhood Programs: Lasting Benefits and Large Returns


March 1, 2013 Economics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and Curriculum

NIEER Associate Director of Research Milagros Nores presented at a conference at Loyola University in Chicago entitled “Early Childhood Education for the Future: The Creative Use of Public-Private Partnerships to Provide Cost-Effective, High-Quality School Readiness Program.” Dr. Nores was part of a panel discussing the educational, social and economic benefits of preschool education along with Sara…