Consortium for Policy Research in Education

 

The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) is a community of researchers from renowned research institutions and organizations committed to advancing educational policy and practice through evidence-based research.

 

 

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    Framework | Data Story: A New Approach to Building Early Childhood Data Stories
    (2019-05-13) Sirinides, Philip; Coffey, Missy; Larson, Anitia; Whitman, Avisia
    Use of the Data Story Framework encourages states to bring together comprehensive data to build a data story and inform action steps.
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    Call to Action Series | Expanded School Readiness: State and Local Leaders Need Integrated Data Tools to Inform Efforts to Improve School Readiness
    (2019-05-13) Project, ECDataWorks; Coffey, Missy; Sirinides, Philip; Morrison, Howard
    ECDataWorks developed the Expanded School Readiness Framework to help states explore the preparedness of schools, communities, and children. Expanded school readiness reports allow for tracking progress toward state school readiness goals and inform decisions such as: identifying needs for teachers, programs, and classrooms; identifying best practices and improve instruction in specific domains; developing strategies for collaborating across schools and community providers to prepare for incoming kindergartners; allocating funding for early childhood programs and school districts; and establishing strategies to engage parents.
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    Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference (ECDataWorks)
    (2018-08-15) Coffey, Missy; Grannemann, Kate; Sirinides, Philip
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    Federal Investment in Early Childhood Data Systems
    (2021-09-01) Morrison, Howard; Coffey, Missy; Peyton, Samantha
    Within the last year, there has been an unprecedented amount of federal investment to support states during the pandemic. These funds allowed states to invest in their early childhood data systems, collecting new data and creating new tools to support the needs of families, policymakers, and critical personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. This brief provides a comprehensive overview of funding (past, present, and potential) available to states for early childhood data systems, including the new federal funding which includes or has allowances for early childhood data systems, pending legislation, previous federal investment, and existing federal funding with allowances for data systems support. Although there has been a significant amount of new federal funding that allows for the improvement of data collections, data enhancements, and data integration, there is still a need to support the state’s capacity to implement and maintain these improvements over time. This provides an opportunity for foundations, philanthropic organizations, or additional state and/or federal funds to supplement the data systems efforts.
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    Lessons Learned about ECIDS Teams: Infrastructure and Composition
    (2020-07-31) Nguyen, Jenna; Coffey, Missy
    As a state embarks on the process of planning for an Early Childhood Integrated Data System (ECIDS), it is important to understand the composition and infrastructure of a typical ECIDS project team to ensure successful implementation of the data system. The purpose of this brief is to outline leadership, implementation, and planning roles and responsibilities of an ECIDS project team and share lessons learned from states that have been effective at operationalizing their ECIDS.
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    Early Childhood Integrated Data Analytic Self-Assessment Rubric
    (2021-10-01) Coffey, Missy; Sirinides, Philip; Morrison, Howard
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    Building Capacity to Implement an ECIDS: Leadership Staffing
    (2023-05-15) Coffey, Missy; Sirinides, Philip M; Dabbs, Ellory R; Havrilla, Aliana M
    Over the last decade, significant investments of federal, state, and philanthropic funds have helped some states develop Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems (ECIDS). State leaders continue to ask questions about the capacity needed to implement an ECIDS and sustain it over the long term. To address these concerns, ECDataWorks conducted a national study of state capacity to implement an ECIDS. This series of briefs is designed for state leaders to make informed resource decisions necessary to build the capacity to implement and sustain an ECIDS. Staffing ECIDS leadership roles (ECIDS Lead, IT Lead, and Research or Analytics Lead) are critical to successful implementation of an ECIDS, yet states struggle to secure people in these positions with relevant expertise. A second challenge states face is retaining leaders long enough to see through the ECIDS implementation. Data from this study provide relevant information for state leaders about the staffing model considerations to account for when securing resources to implement an ECIDS, that avoids staffing and funding scenarios that may lead to staff turnover or an incomplete ECIDS.
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    Building Capacity to Implement an ECIDS: Leveraging State Resources
    (2023-05-15) Coffey, Missy; Sirinides, Philip M; Dabbs, Ellory R; Havrilla, Aliana M
    Over the last decade, significant investment of federal, state, and philanthropic funds has helped some states develop an early childhood integrated data system (ECIDS). State leaders continue to ask questions about the capacity needed to implement an ECIDS, as well as to sustain these systems over the long term. In response, ECDataWorks conducted a national study of state capacity to implement an ECIDS. This series of briefs is designed for state leaders to inform resource decisions necessary to build the capacity to implement and sustain an ECIDS. Leveraging state resources to support an effort such as an ECIDS is not a new idea, but knowing which resources and where to leverage them when there are multiple agencies involved is important. Each state has a different structure and context for implementing an ECIDS, which makes state resources critical to ensuring that the time spent planning and launching leads to a system that can be used to support early childhood systems long-term. Fortunately, states have shared which state resources were necessary to implement and sustain the ECIDS.
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    Framework | Expanded School Readiness: A New Approach to Using School Readiness Data
    (2019-05-13) Coffey, Missy; Sirinides, Philip; Morrison, Howard
    Use of the Expanded School Readiness Framework encourages states to bring together comprehensive data on the preparedness of schools, communities, and children. This expanded focus yields critical information to those serving young children and families so that they may better collaborate and identify issues and solutions (e.g., program strategies, professional development).
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    Building Capacity to Implement an ECIDS: Technical Resources
    (2023-05-15) Coffey, Missy; Sirinides, Philip M; Dabbs, Ellory R; Havrilla, Aliana M
    Over the last decade, significant investments of federal, state, and philanthropic funds have helped some states develop Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems (ECIDS). State leaders continue to ask questions about the capacity needed to implement an ECIDS and sustain it over the long term. To address these concerns, ECDataWorks conducted a national study of state capacity to implement an ECIDS. This series of briefs is designed for state leaders to make informed resource decisions necessary to build the capacity to implement and sustain an ECIDS. While technology is not typically the main barrier to making progress with ECIDS, it is an ongoing and resource-intensive aspect of implementation. State leaders need to allocate sufficient resources to both implement and modernize legacy systems, while also enhancing and building ECIDS. However, the availability of business intelligence tools provides a promising avenue for state agencies to improve reporting and analysis, and better meet the evolving needs of program and policy leaders.