Presentation on theme: "RESEARCH and EVALUATION (EHSRE) STUDY 1996-2010 (ICPSR) Patricia Lewis Soc. 680 Fall 2013."— Presentation transcript:
RESEARCH and EVALUATION (EHSRE) STUDY 1996-2010 (ICPSR) Patricia Lewis Soc. 680 Fall 2013
Enhancing children’s development Provide help for low income families Offer program options based on family needs ◦ Home based option ◦ Center based option ◦ Combination option
1. Implementation Study 2. An Impact Evaluation 3. Local Research Studies 4. Policy Studies 5. Continuous Program Improvement
Study Purpose: designed to carry out the recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Services for Families with Infants and Toddlers for a strong research and evaluation component to support continuous improvement within the Early Head Start program and to meet the 1994 reauthorization requirement for a national evaluation of the new infant-toddler program.
Rigorous large-scale, random-assignment evaluation and included an implementation study and local research projects. implementation study-consisted of 3 rounds of site visits Impact study-followed 3,001 children from enrollment to age 3 Local research projects-designed to address specific outcomes and program functions that reflected the uniqueness of each Early Head Start program
All eligible applicants selected were randomly assigned to the program or control group All cases were targeted for all rounds of data collection All data collected are in the public-use file
Self-enumerated questionnaires Personal interviews Direct Observation
1. Birth to Three Phase (1996-2001) 2. Pre-Kindergarten Follow-up Phase (2001- 2005) 3. Elementary School Phase (2005-2010)
One way ANOVA IV- Type of program DVs-Satisfaction with child learning, safety, and attention the child got
**Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed)
Only 12 fathers were interviewed and they were only interviewed when their child was older (24 and 36 months), whereas mothers were interviewed when the child was 14 months and again when their child was 24 and 36 months.
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