Category Archives: 2015

Data Use for Continuous Quality Improvement: What the Head Start Field Can Learn from Other Disciplines

This report summarizes research on the processes, facilitators, and impediments to data use for continuous quality improvement; develops a conceptual framework representing the elements of data use for continuous quality improvement; provides linkages between the disciplines from which the literature was drawn and the Head Start field; and suggests areas for future research. Data Use […]

Tools for SSIP Evaluation – System Framework and Benchmarks of Quality (April 2015)

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This presentation provides practical suggestions and guidance to help states begin their evaluation work. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and use tools for (1) building their evaluation team and (2) measuring improvements to system infrastructure. Published by: IDC Tools for SSIP Evaluation: System Framework and Benchmarks of Quality IDC Resource Library on […]

Translating Evaluation Questions into Detailed Analytical Questions (April 2015)

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This presentation focuses on breaking down and/or rephrasing evaluation questions, perhaps into several questions, that clearly communicate the details needed for data analysts to understand what you want to analyze and how. Clearly articulated analytical questions will help you determine what data are needed to answer them and more efficiently and effectively obtain the answers […]

SSIP Phase II Process Guide

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The focus of Phase II of the SSIP is on building state capacity to support Early Intervention Service (EIS) programs and/or EIS providers with the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) that will lead to measurable improvement in the State-identified Measurable Result(s) (SIMR) for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. The SSIP Phase II […]

GAO Report on PFS

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This is a 2015 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report examining how selected PFS projects have been structured and what potential benefits they can provide, how contracts have been structured to identify potential project risks, the potential roles for the federal government’s involvement in PFS projects, and recommendations to federal agencies about how to identify and […]

Using benefit-cost analysis to scale up early childhood programs through Pay-for-Success financing

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This 2015 journal article describes social impact borrowing as a new method for financing public sector, outlines contribution of benefit cost analysis (BCA), and discusses how social impact financing can promote scaling evidence-based programs like Child-Parent Centers and other early childhood programs. Citation: Temple, Judy A. & Reynolds, Arthur J. (2015). Using benefit-cost analysis to […]