REL Mid-Atlantic Looks at Young Learner Growth Measures
A new report addresses key issues for Kindergarten Readiness Assessments (KRAs) and assessment K-3 more generally. REL Mid-Atlantic’s new report on growth measures finds schools’ K–3 growth estimates are likely less valid than their grade 3–4 growth estimates, suggesting anyone using them for accountability should do so with caution.
The report also finds K–3 growth estimates are more precise for larger schools than for smaller ones and scores on the overall Kindergarten Readiness Assessment predict grade 3 achievement about as well as combinations of kindergarten readiness subscores.
California Groups Issue Dual Language Learner Policy Platform
Supporting efforts to serve dual language learners and children of color, Advancement Project California and Early Edge California have issued a dual language learning policy platform that recommends aligning the early learning and care system (ELC) with the California English Learner Roadmap. Other recommendations include promoting high-quality ELC programs for dual language learners and supporting California’s ELC workforce.
Grant Supports Secondary Data Analysis on Early Care, Education
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) is accepting applications for Secondary Analyses of Data on Early Care and Education Grants. OPRE aims to support the secondary analysis of data addressing early care and education programs administered by ACF, in particular the Child Care and Development Fund and Head Start/Early Head Start.
How the Child Care Crisis Affects Kids With Disabilities
Parents of young children with disabilities are three times more likely to experience job disruptions over child care than parents of non-disabled children, according to the Center for American Progress’ new report, The Child Care Crisis Disproportionately Affects Children With Disabilities.
New ECE Workforce Toolkits from Committee for Economic Development
Two new early childhood education (ECE) workforce toolkits are now available from the Committee for Economic Development (CED). One addresses an ECE refundable workforce tax credit. The other supports social media engagement about the importance of the ECE workforce.