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First 5 LA/LAUP Research & Evaluation Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda: July 19, 2007 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. First 5 LA/LA...

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First 5 LA/LAUP Research & Evaluation Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda: July 19, 2007 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. First 5 LA/LAUP Building, Multi-Purpose Room, First Floor 750 N. Alameda Street

Introduction and Opening Remarks 9:00 – 9:20 am

• Evelyn Martinez, Executive Director, First 5 LA • Gary Mangiofico, CEO & Executive Director, LAUP

Overview of Meeting Goals 9:20 – 9:35 am

• Armando Jimenez, Director of Research & Evaluation, First 5 LA • Linda Espinosa and Gary Henry, RAC Co-chairs

Summary of Directions from December 14, 2006 RAC Meeting, RAC Workgroup Conference Calls, and Review of Programmatic Changes

9:35 – 10:00 am



Child outcome measures



Sampling recommendations



Workgroup calls



UPK and PoP status



New LAUP administrative data forms Other context relevant to moving forward



Overview of Universal Preschool Child Outcomes Study: Progress and Plans •

10:00 – 10:30 am • •



Research questions Review of steps in the process of the study to date Child outcome measures selected for piloting Approach decided on for pilot test analysis

10:30 – 10:45 am Break Results of Spring 2007 Pilot Test • • •

Descriptive statistics on sample studied Languages of assessment Psychometrics of child measures - Direct assessments 10:45 – 12:30 pm - Teacher child reports • Special study of the Desired Results Developmental Profile-Revised (DRDPR): Inter-rater reliability and concurrent validity (convergent-divergent) RAC Discussion

12:30 – 1:30 pm 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Lunch Continuation of Discussion of Pilot Test Results



Pilot test sample diversity



Child outcome measures (direct assessments, teacher child reports)



DRDP-R

Plans for Phase 2 • Sample selection: sampling approach; sample size; status of programs agreeing to participate •

Analytic approaches proposed (psychometrics and phase 2 analyses)



Implications of pilot test results for phase 2 - Child outcome measures to be used in fall, adaptations to be made

2:30 – 3:15 pm

- Parent interview How parent focus groups and cognitive interviews contributed to design of parent interview for phase 2 - Linguistic and cultural issues—as they apply to both child and parent measures •

3:15 – 3:30 pm 3:30 – 4:15 pm

Recommendations of classroom observation instruments for phase 2

Break •

Continuation of plans for Phase 2 and RAC discussion

4:15 – 4:45 pm

Summary of RAC Input for Phase 2

4:45 – 5:00 pm

Discussion of options for next RAC meeting and for workgroup conference calls in the interim