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  • Individual Author: Michalopoulos, Charles; Lee, Helen; Duggan, Anne; Lundquist, Erika; Tso, Ada; Crowne, Sarah S.; Burrell, Lori; Somers, Jennifer; Filene, Jill H.; Knox, Virginia
    Year: 2015

    The Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation: Early Findings on the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program - A Report to Congress presents the first findings from the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE), the legislatively mandated national evaluation of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV or the Home Visiting Program). The report includes an analysis of the states’ needs assessments, as well as baseline characteristics of families, staff, local programs, and models participating in the study. The information in this report provides a foundation for understanding the implementation and impacts of MIECHV-funded home visiting programs. Later reports will explore the local and national implementation of those programs, and their effects on families with young children.

    The study is being overseen by OPRE and conducted by MDRC in partnership with James Bell Associates, Johns Hopkins University, Mathematica Policy Research, the University of Georgia, and Columbia University. The study’s...

    The Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation: Early Findings on the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program - A Report to Congress presents the first findings from the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE), the legislatively mandated national evaluation of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV or the Home Visiting Program). The report includes an analysis of the states’ needs assessments, as well as baseline characteristics of families, staff, local programs, and models participating in the study. The information in this report provides a foundation for understanding the implementation and impacts of MIECHV-funded home visiting programs. Later reports will explore the local and national implementation of those programs, and their effects on families with young children.

    The study is being overseen by OPRE and conducted by MDRC in partnership with James Bell Associates, Johns Hopkins University, Mathematica Policy Research, the University of Georgia, and Columbia University. The study’s design and plans for the content of the Report to Congress reflect advice from the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Evaluation. (author abstract)

  • Individual Author: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families (OPRE)
    Year: 2002

    Section 649(g) of the Head Start Act, as amended by the Coats Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-285) required the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct a national analysis of the impact of Head Start. The legislation also charged the Secretary to appoint an independent panel of experts to review and make recommendations on the design of a plan for research on the impact of Head Start within one year after the date of enactment of P.L. 105-285, to advise the Secretary regarding the progress of the research, and to comment on the interim and final research reports. There were three Reports to the Congress mandated in the legislation. The first of two required interim reports, summarizing the deliberations and recommendations of the Advisory Committee, was completed and transmitted to Congress in October 1999. The current Report to the Congress is being submitted to fulfill the requirements of a second mandated interim report to “describe the status of the research and preliminary findings of the research, as appropriate.” Thus, this current...

    Section 649(g) of the Head Start Act, as amended by the Coats Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-285) required the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct a national analysis of the impact of Head Start. The legislation also charged the Secretary to appoint an independent panel of experts to review and make recommendations on the design of a plan for research on the impact of Head Start within one year after the date of enactment of P.L. 105-285, to advise the Secretary regarding the progress of the research, and to comment on the interim and final research reports. There were three Reports to the Congress mandated in the legislation. The first of two required interim reports, summarizing the deliberations and recommendations of the Advisory Committee, was completed and transmitted to Congress in October 1999. The current Report to the Congress is being submitted to fulfill the requirements of a second mandated interim report to “describe the status of the research and preliminary findings of the research, as appropriate.” Thus, this current report will describe the background and purposes of the study, the progress made to date in implementing the study, the current activities being undertaken to conduct a field test and prepare for the full study, and the projected timeline for completing all phases of the study. (author introduction)