All Projects - Ximena Franco

  • The purpose of this study is to examine associations between language of instruction, student engagement, academic-self-concept, approaches to learning, student-teacher relationships, and gains in academic outcomes for students attending dual language educational settings.
    07/01/2018 - 06/30/2021
  • The CECER-DLL was a national center pursuing a focused agenda of research and national leadership activities designed to improve the state of knowledge and measurement in early childhood research on young DLLs and their families, and to advance the evidence base for practices to support young DLLs' development and learning.
    09/30/2009 - 07/31/2014
  • The extent to which and how early education reduces achievement gaps related to race and income have not been studied extensively in rural areas in the United States, despite clear evidence that these achievement gaps are even larger in the rural United States and high-quality early education is one of the most effective means to promote educational success for all children.
    03/02/2016 - 05/31/2021
  • This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Nuestros Niños program on the language, literacy, math, and socioemotional outcomes of Spanish-speaking English language learners during the pre-kindergarten year and to examine the extent to which the effects of the pre-kindergarten intervention are maintained at entry into kindergarten and 1st grade.
    03/05/2009 - 02/28/2015
  • The purpose of this work is to develop a comprehensive and effective PreK Monitoring System for the Integrated Support for Learning, PK-8 Division at the Vermont Agency of Education. This new monitoring system will build upon existing monitoring systems and procedures to assess the quality of the state’s early learning and development programs. It will go beyond current systems to focus on all the components of a quality prekindergarten education program across the many types of settings in which prekindergarten education is offered in Vermont.
    06/02/2016 - 11/30/2018
  • This validation study of North Carolina's tiered quality rating and improvement system (TQRIS) included two phases. Phase I involved collection of data to inform the development of alternative TQRIS models. Phase II involved the conduct of classroom observations, director interviews, surveys of teachers, and child assessments to examine whether the test model developed in Phase I is related to program and classroom quality and to child outcomes. Findings will inform possible revisions to NC's TQRIS.
    01/01/2013 - 06/30/2016