Early Learning and Parent Engagement

Massachusetts Standards Selection and Alignment

Massachusetts Standards Selection and Alignment

RMC worked with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to provide recommendations on implementing the Massachusetts Kindergarten Entry Assessment in the context of other key policy initiatives and elements of the Commonwealth’s system of early education and care. This work included an analysis…

Evaluation of the LeapFrog SchoolHouse “Ready, Set, Leap” Pre-K Early Literacy Curriculum

This randomized controlled control study looked at outcomes for teachers in 23 schools in Newark, NJ and Las Vegas, NV. Recruiting and training test administrators, RMC staff coordinated testing, trained observers for treatment fidelity, surveyed and interviewed teachers and parents, and analyzed data on more than 1,000 students and 72 teachers. The study met the…

Parent Leadership Programs Evaluation

Parent Leadership Programs Evaluation

The Connecticut Commission on Children has engaged RMC to develop recommendations for the evaluation of its statewide parent leadership programs. The state’s Parent Leadership Training Initiative aims to prepare and empower parents to catalyze change in their schools and communities to improve outcomes for all students. In addition to evaluation recommendations, we produced case studies…

The Parent Education Profiles (PEP) Scales

The Parent Education Profiles (PEP) Scales

This observational tool guides a wide range of professionals in assessing parental behaviors, skills, and attitudes related to children’s literacy development. RMC has also created materials and training to support the use of the Parent Education Profiles Scales. Administrator’s Guide to Parent Education Profiles (PEP) and PEP Scales Informs the use of the PEP scales to…

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