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Irwin, Clare W.; Madura, John P.; Bamat, David; McDermott, Paul A. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
This study used latent class analysis with data from the 2002/03 Head Start Impact Study to determine whether early childhood classrooms can be sorted into classroom quality groups based on their scores on multiple measures of quality, how many classroom quality groups could be identified, and what percentages of classrooms fall within each…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Scores, Child Care Centers
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Irwin, Clare W.; Madura, John P.; Bamat, David; McDermott, Paul A. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
Measuring classroom quality and ensuring high-quality learning experiences for young children are interests of the Early Childhood Education Research Alliance, a research alliance of Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands. This study, conducted in collaboration with the alliance, addresses these interests by examining multiple…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Classification
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Zweig, Jacqueline; Irwin, Clare W.; Kook, Janna Fuccillo; Cox, Josh – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2015
The purpose of this study is to describe what data preschools in a mid-sized city in the Northeast collect, how they use that data, and the challenges they face. The study focuses on three types of data: early learning outcomes, dosage (i.e., the amount of exposure to early childhood education), and classroom quality. The report further…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Data Collection, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality
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Zweig, Jacqueline; Irwin, Clare W.; Kook, Janna Fuccillo; Cox, Josh – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2015
This "Stated Briefly" report is a companion piece that summarizes the results of another report of the same name. This study explores how seven early childhood education programs in a mid-sized city in the Northeast region are collecting and using data, how they would like to use data, how they could use the data that they have, and the…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Data Collection, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality