OPRE Report on Quality Improvement in Head Start

A 2015 report from the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) and the Urban Institute on data use for program planning and quality improvement finds that Head Start programs face many of the same facilitators and impediments to data use as organizations in other fields. Understanding Data Use for Continuous Quality Improvement in Head Start describes factors that can drive effective use of data in Head Start and the research questions that remain to be addressed to build an evidence base for best practices in data use.