July 3, 2014

In this Issue:

  1. Assessing the Effects of TRIAD Math Intervention for Preschoolers
      Source: What Works Clearinghouse, Institute of Education Sciences - July 1, 2014
  2. Proposed Supplemental Priorities for Discretionary Grant Programs
      Source: U.S. Department of Education - June 24, 2014
  3. National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being - Wave 3 Tables
      Source: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation - June 27, 2014

1. Assessing the Effects of TRIAD Math Intervention for Preschoolers

Source: What Works Clearinghouse, Institute of Education Sciences - July 1, 2014

Technology-enhanced, Research-based, Instruction, Assessment, and professional Development (TRIAD) is a math intervention for preschoolers that combines a curriculum, a software-based teaching tool, and in-person teacher professional development. On July 1, 2014, the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) released a single study review assessing one study that looked at the effects of TRIAD on young children. The study found that children who received TRIAD in preschool only (TRIAD-NFT), as well as children who received TRIAD in both preschool and kindergarten (TRIAD-FT) performed statistically better than comparison groups of children. The WWC confirmed these findings. There was no difference in the performance of the TRIAD-NFT group and the TRIAD-FT group. For more details, see the full review.

2. Proposed Supplemental Priorities for Discretionary Grant Programs

Source: U.S. Department of Education - June 24, 2014

On June 24, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education published an invitation to comment on Proposed Supplemental Priorities and Definitions for Discretionary Grant Programs, which are meant to replace the 2010 Supplemental Priorities. Some of the 15 new and amended priorities are specific to early learning and development. They reflect lessons learned, as well as current policy objectives and emerging needs in education. Comments are being accepted until July 24, 2014

3. National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being - Wave 3 Tables

Source: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation - June 27, 2014

The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) is a nationally representative, longitudinal survey of children who were the subjects of child maltreatment investigation. A newly published paper, NSCAW II Wave 3 Report: Wave 3 Tables provides descriptive information about the children 36 months after the maltreatment report that brought them into the study. Some of the tables include: "Participation in Child Care, Head Start, and Early Intervention Services Among Children 2 to 5 Years Old At Wave 3" and "Developmental Problems Among Children 2 to 5 Years Old at Wave 3." The report was published by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.