Impact Evaluation for the Parent Child Plus Program

The Newark Trust for Education (NTE) Parent Child Plus (PC+) program is an evidence-based early childhood education program for families in the Newark, NJ. NTE seeks to evaluate performance by conducting analyses of existing data for a cohort of over 80 families, assessed four times over 46 weeks using observational measures of parenting practices and … Continue reading Impact Evaluation for the Parent Child Plus Program

Client Report
April 1, 2020
Stephen C. Peck, Ph.D. and Charles Smith, Ph.D.

The Quality-Impact-Equity Design and Methods (QDM) Toolbox was used to: (a) reconfigure existing measures for Parenting Practice Quality and Child SEL Skill to maximize reliability and validity for measuring socio-emotional skills and learning (SEL); (b) produce holistic profiles of parent and child skill at each timepoint; and (c) apply pattern-centered analytics to estimate impact and equity effects of the PC+
program as implemented in Newark.

Impact Evaluation for the Palm Beach County Quality Improvement System 

Quality Improvement System (QIS) exposure moves afterschool programs to higher quality, increasing access to developmentally powerful settings and building children’s social and emotional learning skills. Higher quality is defined in terms of the quality of instruction (i.e., individuation, basic/advanced SEL, enrichment content), the stability of staff tenure, and evidence of children’s SEL skill growth. In … Continue reading Impact Evaluation for the Palm Beach County Quality Improvement System 

Client Report
July 1, 2019
Charles Smith and Stephen Peck

We sought to answer two specific questions about implementation and children’s SEL skill growth: What is the impact of QIS exposure on program quality (i.e., best practices, low staff turnover, great content), particularly for programs that have lower program quality at baseline? What is the impact of exposure to high program quality on student SEL skills?