Publications and Research

This study tested the longitudinal measurement invariance and developmental changes of a newly developed battery of executive function (EF) tasks for use in early childhood.

This presentation explores improvements to child observations, including collecting accurate observations and work samples, documenting and applying evidence to assessments, and improving usefulness and accuracy of data. This presentation was originally given at the 2011 NAEYC Annual Conference by Judi Stevenson-Garcia, Shannon Riley-Ayers and Ellen Frede.

This report is from the NAESP Foundation’s Task Force on Early Learning, which was charged with examining strategies for building an aligned system for early learning.

Presented at the 38th Annual Head Start Conference in Kansas City, Missouri by Shannon Riley-Ayers, Judi Stevenson-Garcia, and Ellen Frede, this presentation describes how to move from anecdotes to intentional teaching using the NIEER-developed Early Learning Scale.

This NIEER working paper presents five options for studying the effectiveness of state-funded preschool education programs.