Free Data Training Workshop at Head Start's 12th National Research Conference

Space is still available! Slots are available on a first-come/first-serve basis.

Workshop: Introducing The Third Grade Follow-up to the Head Start Impact Study

Date: July 7, 2014

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This training workshop will provide an overview of the Third Grade Follow-up to the Head Start Impact Study (HSIS). Along with a discussion of the unique characteristics of this newest HSIS cohort, the workshop will provide an overview of the study design, methodology, key findings and introduce potential data users to technical issues associated with using the Third Grade Follow-up data for secondary analysis.

The Head Start Impact Study (HSIS) is a large, longitudinal, nationally representative study of the Head Start Population, aimed at determining how Head Start affects their school readiness. The Third Grade Follow-up examines the longer-term impact of the Head Start program on the well-being of children and families through the end of third grade. Both studies, for different grade levels, examined differences in outcomes in several domains related to school readiness: children's cognitive, social-emotional, health, and parenting outcomes. They also examined whether impacts differed based on characteristics of the children and their families.

The HSIS Third Grade Follow-up data is currently available for secondary analysis through *Research Connections* (www.researchconnections.org). HSIS data are well-suited for use by graduate students exploring research opportunities, instructors interested in bringing large datasets of national scope into the classroom, and researchers analyzing the development of young children and their early childhood experiences.

REGISTRATION: There is no fee to attend this workshop, but space is limited and advance registration is required. You must be registered for the Head Start National Research conference to participate. Workshop slots will be awarded on a first-come/first-serve basis. To register, email: contact@researchconnections.org A follow-up message will be sent with additional information/instructions.

This training is sponsored by the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), and the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE).

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