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Surveys and Instruments

Understanding Evidence, Part 1: Best Available Research Evidence

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

This resource enables researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to

Framework for Effectively Implementing Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (EBPs)

Education Development Center

The National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention has created a Web-based “Framework for Effectively Implementing Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (EBPs)&rdqu

Ready by 21 State Policy Survey: Child and Youth Policy Coordinating Bodies in the U.S.

This report describes findings from the first comprehensive biennial survey that assesses the state-level coordination of child and adolescent services.

Quality Rating and Improvement Systems for Early Care and Education

Child Trends

A number of states are developing Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) to assess and improve the quality of early care and education programs for children ages birth to five and older.

The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University Web site

Western Michigan University

This Web site provides a wide range of tools and resources on evaluation including publications, bibliographies, and glossaries of evaluation terms.

Project LAUNCH 2008 New Grantee Conference

November 13, 2008
Rockville, MD

This first conference for the 2008 Project LAUNCH grantees aimed for them to understand the goals of and vision for the Project LAUNCH initiative; learn about federal requirements for Project LAUNC

Evaluating Early Care and Education Programs: A Review of Research Methods and Findings

Erickson Institute Herr Research Center for Children and Social Policy

This report presents a detailed review of the most notable recent or ongoing research studies that examine the relationship between early care and education (ECE) program participation and child de

National Cross-Site Evaluation

The cross-site evaluation (CSE) synthesizes evaluation findings across all Project LAUNCH grant sites to assess overall Project LAUNCH implementation at the state, community, and tribal levels, as well as outcomes for children, families, and systems.

The CSE addresses three over-arching evaluation questions linking the strategies and goals of Project LAUNCH:

Grantee-Specific Evaluation

Grantees design and carry out evaluation activities to assess the implementation of their Project LAUNCH projects and to determine the outcomes associated with project activities within their states, tribes, communities, and the District of Columbia.

Introduction to the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement

U.S. Department of Justice

This Bulletin introduces the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP), reviewing its background, describing its design and methodology, discussing its strengths and limitations, and summariz