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Riley-Ayers, Shannon; Ryan, Sharon; Figueras-Daniel, Alexandra; Costanza, Vincent; Northey, Kaitlin – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2018
The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes partnered with the New Jersey Department of Education from 2013 to 2017 to implement a peer learning community in selected districts. The goal of the PLC was to support effective implementation of key early childhood policies and improve the quality of instruction preschool through grade 3. This…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Peer Teaching, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education
Weisenfeld, G. G. – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2017
A growing number of states are interested in tracking the readiness of children entering kindergarten. In 2010, just seven states (Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, and Vermont) collected Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA) data for the purposes of aggregating data at the state level. Since this time, most states report…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Student Evaluation, Barriers
Weisenfeld, G. G. – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2017
In 2014, the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) was asked to provide information on how other states are approaching the development and implementation of Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA) as part of a comprehensive assessment system. Specifically, the request asked for information about KEA measures used by other states, the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Student Evaluation, State Standards
Weisenfeld, G. G. – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2017
A state department of education requested information about other states' efforts implementing Kindergarten entry assessments (KEAs). Reviewing experiences from other states implementing KEAs will help inform stakeholder discussions and decision points as they procure a KEA tool; specifically, identifying key data points and reporting; and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Student Evaluation, Barriers
Connors-Tadros, Lori; Hammond, Jessica – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2017
High-quality preschool lays the foundation for a child's educational career. Preschool is where children are learning how to self-regulate, make friends, communicate, and express their wants and needs while preparing for their educational career within the K-12 system. If children do not have the behavioral and social-emotional skills needed to…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Suspension, Expulsion
O'Keefe, Bonnie – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2017
This brief reviews state plans submitted to the U.S. Department of Education as of October 1, 2017. It focuses on three key topics for early learning in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): setting clear goals and policy priorities for early learning, integrating early learning into school improvement, and supporting early childhood educator…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
Weisenfeld, G. G.; Fonseca, Manuela – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2017
This report delves into experiences from states that are operating pre-K classrooms in charter schools in order to inform stakeholder discussions and decision points as the state moves to sustain the Preschool Development Grant (PDG) programs currently operating in charter schools. As the number of children enrolled in state-funded pre-K…
Descriptors: State Policy, Preschool Education, Charter Schools, Stakeholders
Schilder, Diane; Dahlin, Melissa – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2017
This report is the result of a request from two states for technical assistance to support the selection and revision of the state's Kindergarten Entry Assessments (KEA's). Given that this is a national topic of interest, the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) summarized what we gathered to provide other states with this relevant…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Technical Assistance, Pilot Projects, Pretesting
Jacobson, David – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2016
The first eight years of life, beginning before birth and continuing through third grade, are a critical developmental period that sets the stage for future success. Research over the past 15 years has demonstrated the importance of high-quality care and education throughout the prenatal-through-third-grade (P-3) continuum, including prenatal and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Elementary Education
Connors-Tadros, Lori; Dunn, Lenay; Martella, Jana; McCauley, Carlas – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2015
The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) and the Center on School Turnaround (CST) collaborated to develop case studies of three selected schools receiving SIG funds that have, with the support of their districts, promoted the use of early childhood programming (PK-3) as a key strategy in their schools' turnaround models. The goal…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Learning Strategies, Federal Aid, Grants
Nores, Milagros; Barnett, W. Steven – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2014
A substantial body of research establishes that high quality preschool education can enhance cognitive and social development with long-term benefits for later success in school, the economy, and society more broadly. Such programs have been found to have particularly large benefits for children who are economically disadvantaged. Such children…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Access to Education, Educational Quality, School Readiness
Connors-Tadros, Lori – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2014
A state contacted the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) for guidance in developing a definition of "reading proficiency" and what it means to "read on grade level by third grade." The state also requested information on how national sources or states define and measure proficiency. The state was particularly…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Language Proficiency, Definitions, State Standards
Schilder, D. – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2014
In this "Fast Facts," a state requested information on supporting districts' use of effective models and approaches to improve children's early literacy and numeracy outcomes. In response, Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) staff reviewed key research including information from the What Works Clearinghouse obtained by…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Numeracy, Young Children, Preschool Children
Riley-Ayers, Shannon – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2014
This policy report provides a guide and framework to early childhood policymakers considering formative assessment. The report defines formative assessment and outlines its process and application in the context of early childhood. The substance of this document is the issues for consideration in the implementation of the formative assessment…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
Schilder, Diane; Carolan, Megan – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2014
Early childhood stakeholders in state departments of education are interested in knowing what child assessment measures are being used in state-funded pre-kindergarten and in kindergarten classrooms. To address this need, the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) performed a secondary analysis of data in the National Institute for…
Descriptors: State Policy, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
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