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Building Powerful Pre-K

May 30, 2017

In a presentation to the New Jersey School Boards Association, NIEER Co-Director Ellen Frede, discussed why children need powerful pre-K, why they don’t already receive it and how to change that. Dr. Frede identified these key challenges for New Jersey: State funding for pre-K is limited to a small number of districts NJ serves 29% at…

Does Preschool Education Do More Harm Than Good?

May 8, 2017

NIEER Director W. Steven Barnett, Ph.D. discussed what research tells us about preschool programs, policies and outcomes for children with members of   55 Plus in Princeton. Much attention has been given to findings from a recent study in Tennessee that children score worse on standardized tests by grade 3 if they had attended public pre-K at age 4. …

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…

Variation in Head Start Teacher Qualifications, Compensation, and Turnover

March 2, 2017 FederalQuality and CurriculumWorkforce
Allison Friedman-Krauss, Ph.D.

NIEER Assistant Research Professor Allison FriedmanKrauss was a speker during the 2017 Child Care and Early Education Policy Research Consortium Annual Meeting regarding policy implications of new research on qualifications and compensation of the early childhood workforce. Dr. Friedman-Krauss, co-author of the groundbreaking State(s) of Head Start report, discussed variations in Head Start teacher qualifications, compensation, and turnover across…

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…

Expanding “Good Start” Science Activities: How to Get More Out of Typical Preschool Science Experiences

November 8, 2016 English Language LearnersQuality and CurriculumWorkforce

In this 2016 NAEYC Annual Conference presentation, Alissa A. Lange, Ph.D. and Kimberly Brenneman, Ph.D. discussed how to build on popular preschool science activities (e.g., making playdough) so children develop key science inquiry skills and have the opportunity to truly be the naturally curious scientists they already are. Using a variety of “good start” activities…

Norway to New Jersey for Lessons on PreK

September 20, 2016

National Institute for Early Education Research Director Steve Barnett recently welcomed a delegation of education policymakers traveling from Oslo, Norway to observe high-quality preschool programs in Union City and New Brunswick, New Jersey. The delegation, led by Oslo Vice Mayor for Education Tone Tellevik Dahl along with politicians from the Committee of Education and Culture…

Ed-Talk: High Quality Pre-K: Taking the Road Less Travelled

September 16, 2016

NIEER Director W. Steven Barnett Ph.D. is among the scholars discussing cutting-edge research in The American Educational Research Association (AERA) “Ed-Talk” series. The “Ed-Talks” headlined AERA Knowledge Forum events promoting open, in-depth discussion of research on education and learning. The videos are accompanied by research fact sheets developed by the scholars providing findings and cumulative research.

Quality Pre-K An Investment in Equality and Growth

August 1, 2016
W. Steven Barnett

Over the last 25 years, hundreds of studies have produced evidence of the impacts of early education on learning and development.  Many of these have found long-term impacts on outcomes that include: achievement test scores, rates of special education and repeating grades because of failure, completion of secondary school and post-secondary education.  Long-term effects have…