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ERIC Number: ED521222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Understanding the Head Start Impact Study. Evaluation Science Brief
National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs
The 2010 report of the Head Start Impact Study is an important follow-up evaluation of the only national investigation that attempts to answer the question: "What are the program's impacts, as measured at the end of first grade, for children who received Head Start services when they were 3 or 4 years of age?" Overall, the study was sound scientifically, but there has been considerable debate over what its findings mean. Further analysis of the data will undoubtedly support additional conclusions, but this brief offers a research-based interpretation of the findings presented in the Impact Study itself. (Contains 6 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard University, National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs