ERIC Number: ED428861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb-13
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing the Common Core of Constructs: Measurement and Interviewer Training. The Project on State-Level Child Outcomes. Proceedings of the Meeting of the Operational Phase of the Project on State-Level Child Outcome (1st, Washington, DC, December 9, 1997).
Child Trends, Inc., Washington, DC.
The Project on State-Level Child Outcomes is designed to assist states and other groups to improve the measurement of child outcomes in state welfare evaluations and in other state data systems. This report summarizes the first meeting of the five states (Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota) that participated in the operational phase of the project concerning data collection related to child well-being and family processes. The primary purpose of the meeting was to come to a consensus on how to measure the common core constructs that had been previously selected by the project participants. This report details each state's updates on impacts and indicators studies. In addition, the report outlines the discussion on measurement of the constructs in the following areas: (1) income; (2) employment; (3) family formation; (4) stability and turbulence; (5) psychological well-being; (6) absent parent involvement; (7) use of heath and human services; (8) consumption, percent of income spent on child care and rent; (9) child care; (10) home environment and parenting practices; (11) education; (12) health and safety; and (13) social and emotional adjustment. The meeting summary continues with tips for training interviewers and monitoring data collection quality, lessons learned from other program evaluations regarding this area, and the technical assistance needs of states and evaluators for the operational phase of the project. The report concludes with a list of participants. An attachment to the report delineates the components of the core constructs. (KB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.; George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH.; Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc., Greensboro, NC.
Authoring Institution: Child Trends, Inc., Washington, DC.