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ERIC Number: ED562345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
Midwest Child-Parent Center (CPC) PreK-3rd Grade School Reform Model: Impacts on Child and Family Outcomes over Time
Gaylor, Erika; Spiker, Donna; Wei, Xin; Lease, Erin; Reynolds, Arthur
Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness
This presentation reports on the goals and preliminary outcomes of the Child-Parent Centers (CPC) Expansion Project, which is a PreK to 3rd grade school reform model aimed at improving the short- and long-term outcomes of participating children and families. The model provides continuous education and family support services to schools serving a large percentage of low-income children. The model is based on an earlier project implemented in the 1970s and 1980s in a large, Midwestern city which followed participating children into adulthood and demonstrated consistent positive outcomes across a range of domains, including educational achievement. The CPC Expansion Project includes a quasi-experimental design to examine the impact of the current model on kindergarten school readiness and second grade school achievement as well as the impact on parent involvement in children's education and learning. The presentation will describe the earlier CPC model and the robust long-term impacts found in participating children and their families. We will then describe the current expansion project model and its goals of impacting PreK to 3rd grade achievement through core implementation components. Finally, we will present preliminary findings on the early indicators of success and achievement, including parent involvement. These preliminary findings will be discussed as they relate to the long-term outcomes seen in the earlier model. The presentation will also include data on the feasibility of school-wide reform models and present fidelity of implementation in the first two years of the project corresponding with preschool and kindergarten participation. Findings indicate the model is being implemented well. Fidelity also informs the generalizability of the CPC model across districts. References, tables, and figures are appended.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Grade 1; Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 3
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)