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The Critical Role of Education Data in Early Childhood Pay For Success Efforts

Conference: STATS-DC
Date: August 2017
Presenters: Jennifer Tschantz , Megan Cox, & Donna Spiker

This session will provide an overview of Pay For Success (PFS), an innovative financing mechanism being used to expand early childhood programs. The types of administrative and child-level data contained in state education data systems can be used to establish that an evidence-based intervention results in positive student outcomes and these data are essential in evaluating PFS projects once implemented. Examples of PFS applications in general early childhood and early childhood special education will be presented to demonstrate the critical role of high quality data from state education data systems in planning and evaluating PFS efforts.

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