Digital learning programs are a promising tool to support teachers in providing students with strong early literacy instruction, but more research is needed to understand their effectiveness. This report describes an experimental study that examined the impact of Sound Town, a digital early literacy program, on prekindergarten students’ early literacy skills.
Early childhood learning and development publications
CEE 101: An Introduction to Coordinated Eligibility
We describe what CEE is, how to do it, what the benefits are, key decisions that must be made, and facilitators and barriers to implementation.
Telepractice for Part C early intervention services: Considerations for effective implementation and Medicaid reimbursement
The purpose of this report is to provide information about the use of telepractice as a delivery method for EI services and the process for Medicaid reimbursement.
Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Predict Young Learner Online Learning Engagement
This study examines an artificial intelligence (AI)- powered automated system that uses voice and facial recognition to track both teacher and learner speech, facial expressions, and interactions in real-time in a one-to-one 25-minute online English class.
Sparking Connections: Evaluations of Mobile Messaging on Responsive Caregiving
Mobile messaging programs are a low-cost, scalable approach to building parents’ knowledge and capacity to support their children’s development. These programs directly deliver simple and straightforward information, tips, and activities that parents can incorporate into daily routines.
Findings from a two-year effectiveness trial of the Science Notebook in a Universal Design for Learning Environment
This cluster randomized control trial examines the effects of the Science Notebook in a Universal Design for Learning Environment (SNUDLE) on elementary school student science academic achievement and motivation outcomes.
IXL Math: Nonregulatory ESSA Standards Evidence Review & What Works Clearinghouse Standards Review
SRI determined that this study provides moderate evidence for IXL Math efficacy in grades 3-8 over a three-year period according to the ESSA levels of evidence provided by the U.S. Department of Education guidelines.
Data Snapshot 1: Preschoolers with Disabilities in Subsidized Child Care in California: 2015-2019
This infographic summarizes key findings on children ages 3 through 5 years with disabilities in subsidized early learning and care in California.
Data Snapshot 2: Preschoolers Receiving Special Education: California and National Data (School Years 2011-12 to 2019-20)
This infographic summarizes key findings on where children ages 3 through 5 years with disabilities in California received their received special education services.