Thursday, March 3, 2011

Research Center to Support Secondary Analyses of Head Start Impact Study Data

This cooperative agreement will provide funds to support a research center focused on secondary analysis of the Head Start Impact Study data. The overarching goal of this cooperative agreement will be to utilize existing data from the Head Start Impact Study to answer applied questions related to program characteristics that positively influence outcomes for Head Start children and families.

The grant will be awarded to a single institution that will lead a consortium of researchers in the implementation of several complementary studies using the Head Start Impact Study data to answer questions related to how aspects of Head Start centers, classrooms, and teachers moderate impacts on children and families. The specific goals of the grant program are to: 1) strengthen our understanding of the relationship between center, classroom, and teachers' characteristics and Head Start's impact by supporting studies with varied but strong methodological approaches to addressing this issue; 2) build a consortium of researchers conducting complementary studies of the relationship between characteristics of Head Start centers, classrooms, and teachers and impacts on children and families; and 3) build a community of researchers with expertise and knowledge of the Head Start Impact Study data.

For information regarding the Head Start Impact Study, visit the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation website at:

Amount: $600,000

Date due: May 2, 2011

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