Resource Library

EDC’s Learning and Teaching Division produces resources in the form of reports, books, Web-based tools, and multimedia for stakeholders across the education continuum. Some of these resources are developed exclusively by EDC while others are the result of collaborations with federal and state government, universities, foundations, and other funders.

Title Description Type Yearsort descending
Early Care and Education Partnerships: State Actions and Local Lessons

This report presents findings from a study that examined how states and local early education programs utilize a combination of child care, Head Start, and pre-Kindergarten resources to improve early care and education and enhance children's...

Publication 2003
Research Brief: Blending Early Care and Education Funds: Issues, Opportunities, and Strategies

This research brief describes the study's finance-related findings. Profiles the sources of resources, strategies used to manage funds, and issues in managing funds from different sources.

Publication 2003
State Strategies to Support Early Care and Education Partnerships

This research brief highlights actions states take to support the creation and continuation of partnerships. Includes a detailed bibliography and a list of organizations that provide state early care and education data.

Publication 2003
Research Brief: Early Care and Education Partnerships: State Actions and Local Lessons

This research brief summarizes the qualitative research findings provided in a comprehensive report about the nature of partnerships among child care, Head Start, and pre-kindergarten providers.

Publication 2003
Partnering Programs Provide Comprehensive Services

This brief describes the screenings, referrals, and services offered by child care centers in partnership with Head Start and comparison centers not involved in partnership. Researchers found that centers in partnership are more likely to provide...

Publication 2004
Ohio Head Start Plus Study Final Report

This executive summary summarizes the findings of a survey research study of Ohio’s Title IV-A Head Start Plus Program examining differences in quality of care, teacher education/professional development, and access to services between...

Publication 2005
Child Care Head Start Partnership Study: Final Report

This report presents findings from the first phase of a longitudinal survey research study of child care centers that examined the nature and benefits of partnerships, as well as the differences between partnering and comparison centers....

Publication 2005
Child Care Head Start Partnership Study: Executive Summary

This publication summarizes the findings of a longitudinal quantitative research study investigating the impact of child care/Head Start partnerships on quality of care and parents access to services.

Publication 2005
Snapshot: Partnership Predicts Improved Classroom Quality

This snapshot presents a brief overview of some of the initial findings of the Child Care Quality Study. The authors summarize findings that indicate that child care centers that partner with Head Start programs demonstrate higher classroom...

Publication 2006
Child Care/Head Start Partnerships Snapshot: Benefits

This snapshot provides a summary of findings from a study on child care/Head Start partnerships. Researchers found that teachers in child care centers that partner with Head Start programs were more likely to receive employment benefits (e.g.,...

Publication 2006
Designing a Rigorous Study: Balancing the Practicalities and the Methodology

This paper was presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. The authors discuss some of the challenges and opportunities facing researchers when conducting randomized controlled field trials in school...

Publication 2006
Measuring the Efficacy of Big Math for Little Kids

This paper, presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, discusses research conducted on the Big Math for Little Kids mathematics curriculum for preK and kindergarten children. The authors...

Publication 2006
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Program Implementation in Massachusetts

This paper is an initial effort to map the organizations involved in STEM education in Massachusetts, to describe what program leaders say are the major challenges involved in implementation, and to list some of their suggestions to bring a...

Publication 2007
The ITEST Learning Resource Center's Online Evaluation Database: Examples from the Collection

The ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC developed an online database of instruments developed by ITEST project evaluators and researchers from 2003 to 2007. Published in the International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning...

Publication 2007
A Description of Foundation Skills Interventions for Struggling Middle-Grade Readers in Four Urban Northeast and Islands Region School Districts

This study describes how four midsize urban school districts in the Northeast and Islands Region were providing foundation skills assessments and programs to struggling middle-grade readers. Researchers found variations, but also some...

Publication 2008
Research Brief: Implementing LEEP in West Virginia's PreK System

This research brief highlights the results from the first two years of a four-year, U. S. Department of Education-funded study, Examining the Efficacy of Two Models of Preschool Professional Development in Language and Literacy. The...

Publication 2008
Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation Toolkits

Published by Brookes, the Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation (ELLCO) Pre-K and K-3 toolkits are research-based instruments that enable teachers, leaders, and researchers to observe, assess, and enhance literacy instruction. Both...

Publication 2008
Recent Initiatives to Improve Alignment and Instructional Quality in Science Education in the States

This paper examines states that are addressing the issues of coherence, instructional quality, and student support for improving science education. To provide an up-to-date review of initiatives in progress, we conducted interviews with education...

Publication 2008
Performance Patterns for Students with Disabilities in Grade 4 Mathematics Education in Massachusetts

This report presents findings from a study that analyzed the mathematics performance of grade 4 students with disabilities in Massachusetts across several metrics (by locale-need combination categories, in top-performing schools, and relative to...

Publication 2008
Gender Gaps in Assessment Outcomes in Vermont and the United States

Using data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP), the report examines how gender gaps differ between Vermont NAEP scores and U.S. NAEP scores and between Vermont NAEP and...

Publication 2008