The Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness study is a thorough and transparent review of the home visiting research literature and an assessment of the evidence of effectiveness for home visiting programs that serve families with pregnant women and children from birth to age 5.
Systematic Evidence Reviews
A critical tool for documenting the evidence base on early childhood interventions is a systematic review. The reviews help states make policy and program decisions on strategies for supporting quality in home- and center-based settings. Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) involved a thorough and transparent review of the research literature and assessment of the evidence of effectiveness on home visiting programs for families with pregnant women and children ages birth to age 5. Our two-year study provided information about strategies with the greatest potential for supporting quality of care. We are also reviewing research and summarizing findings from high-quality, scientifically based research to inform practitioners about the effectiveness of practices and interventions in early education for the What Works Clearinghouse—Early Childhood topic area. And our ASPE-funded review of early childhood education services for infants and toddlers is identifying models and practices with the strongest evidence of effectiveness, as well as those showing promise for which there is not yet sufficiently rigorous evidence (LITES).
How Effective Is Home Visiting?
Using Progress Monitoring in Early Childhood Education: Assessing Methods and Developing an Evidence-Based Model
This study involved designing a multi-method measure to understand how teachers implement and use ongoing assessment to individualize instruction.
Diana McCallum’s research spans the education and family support topics. She specializes in evaluation technical assistance and conducting systematic reviews to inform policy.Featured Projects
- The Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse: The What Works Clearinghouse of Proven and Promising Approaches to Move Welfare Recipients to Work
- Early Childhood
- Systematic Evidence Reviews
- Strengthening and Disseminating Research
- Effective Data Use
- Family Support
- Youth Development