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File #: 19-7902   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Early Childhood Education Municipal Development Corporation Board of Directors
On agenda: 11/5/2019
Posting Language: Briefing of the Pre-K 4 SA Year 6 Independent Evaluation Report by Westat [Lauren Decker-Woodrow, Ph.D., Sr. Study Director, Westat]
Indexes: Pre-K 4 SA
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DEPARTMENT: Pre-K 4 SA                     

 

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Sarah Baray, Ph.D.

                     

                     

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide

 

 

SUBJECT:

 

Pre-K 4 SA Year 6 Independent Evaluation Report

 

 

SUMMARY:

 

This item includes a briefing of the Pre-K 4 SA Year 6 Independent Evaluation Report by Westat.

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

 

Prior to the 2013-14 school year, the Board of Directors awarded a contract to Edvance Research to conduct an independent evaluation of the program. The contract was approved with an initial five-year term, and one three-year renewal option. Edvance Research went on to produce and release reports for years 1 and 2 of the program, which the organization presented to the Board of Directors in 2014 and 2015. In December 2015, Westat, a leading research organization, acquired Edvance Research. Westat has continued to assess Pre-K 4 SA to fulfill the original contract. Westat completed the independent evaluation report for the 2018-19 school year and will present findings to the Board of Directors. The report includes descriptive study results and outcome study results for the following categories.

                     Descriptive Study: Program enrollment, child attendance, classroom observations, and parent/guardian survey results

                     Outcome Study: Kindergarten readiness, early elementary attendance, and early elementary reading readiness outcomes

 

Measures are identified with the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), Teaching Strategies Gold (GOLD), and district-reported attendance and kindergarten entry assessments.

 

 

ISSUE:

 

This item is a briefing for informational purposes only.

 

 

 

ALTERNATIVES:

 

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FISCAL IMPACT:

 

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RECOMMENDATION:

 

This item is a briefing for informational purposes only.