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Cook, Kyle DeMeo; Irwin, Clare W.; Gallo, Audrey – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the enrollment patterns in Vermont's universal, mixed-delivery prekindergarten (preK) program and the child characteristics associated with the likelihood of being enrolled in different program types. This study describes the characteristics of children enrolled in universal preK programs in 2016/17, which…
Descriptors: Enrollment Rate, Preschool Education, Access to Education, Preschool Children
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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.; Stafford, Erin T. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2016
This guide describes a five-step collaborative process that educators can use with other educators, researchers, and content experts to write or adapt questions and develop surveys for education contexts. This process allows educators to leverage the expertise of individuals within and outside of their organization to ensure a high-quality survey…
Descriptors: Surveys, Test Construction, Educational Cooperation, Test Items
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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
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Parker, Caroline E.; O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Irwin, Clare W. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
This study examined student and program characteristics that are related to English proficiency and content area achievement for English language learner (ELL) students in one urban district in Connecticut. The study found that ELL students in special education had English proficiency scores significantly lower than the mean for all ELL students…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Urban Schools, School Districts, Language Proficiency
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Parker, Caroline E.; O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Irwin, Clare W. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
This "Stated Briefly" report is a companion piece that summarizes the results of another report of the same name. The study examined student and program characteristics that are related to English proficiency and content area achievement for English language learner (ELL) students in one urban district in Connecticut. Study authors found…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Urban Schools, School Districts, Language Proficiency
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Parker, Caroline E.; O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Irwin, Clare W. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
This "Stated Briefly" report is a companion piece that summarizes the results of another report of the same name. The study examined student and program characteristics that are related to English proficiency and content area achievement for English language learner students in one urban district in New England. The study found that…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Parker, Caroline E.; O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Irwin, Clare W. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
The number of English language learners has grown in the Northeast & Islands Region over the past decade. While the total student population shrank 3.5 percent between 2001/02 and 2009/10, the population of English language learner students grew 7.6 percent and now constitutes 6.1 percent of students in the region, up from 5.5 percent in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, English Language Learners, Urban Areas, Language Proficiency
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Irwin, Clare W.; O'Dwyer, Laura; Cook, Kyle DeMeo – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2014
The Early Childhood Educator Survey and the Early Childhood Administrator Survey allow users to collect consistent data on the use of child assessments and learning standards in early childhood learning settings. Each survey includes modules on educator/administrator background information, assessment use, and learning standards implementation.…
Descriptors: Administrators, Surveys, Teacher Characteristics, Administrator Characteristics