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Beyond Input: Achieving Authentic Participation in School Reform

M. Elena Lopez and Holly Kreider of HFRP present a framework of authentic parent participation in school reform and its implications for evaluation.

M. Elena Lopez , Holly Kreider (Summer 2003) Evaluation Exchange Article

Co-Constructing Family Involvement

M. Elena Lopez, Holly Kreider, and Margaret Caspe from HFRP discuss the co-construction of home-school partnerships to support children’s learning and development.

M. Elena Lopez , Holly Kreider, Margaret Caspe (Winter 2004/2005) Evaluation Exchange Article

Evaluating Community-Based Initiatives

M. Elena Lopez and Cami Anderson of Harvard Family Research Project conduct a focus group of Executive Directors of five complex CBIs to learn about the evaluation and self-assessment efforts.

M. Elena Lopez (1996) Evaluation Exchange Article

Comprehensive Community Development and Family Support: An HFRP Report Highlights Central Themes and Common Ground

Louisa Lund from Harvard Family Research Project summarizes the findings of her paper on common themes in community development.

Louisa Lund (1997) Evaluation Exchange Article

Why We Need a Human Centered Approach to Family Engagement

Cultivating empathy can inspire educators to respond with more inclusive and equitable practices to engage families.

M. Elena Lopez (February 2016) Research Report

Local School Councils and Parent Involvement in Chicago

Melissa Marschall’s study on Latino parents’ participation in school governance underscores this issue’s theme of the importance of coconstructing family involvement.

Melissa Marschall, Ph.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article

Georgia Breaks New Ground

After coordinating the work of several separate statewide programs for families and children into one initiative, Georgia is now tackling evaluating the reform of its systems. Betsy Martin of Harvard Family Research Project shares their approach.

Betsy Martin M.P.A. (Winter 1995) Evaluation Exchange Article

Evaluating Effect Sizes in the Policy Arena

Kathleen McCartney and Eric Dearing from the Harvard Graduate School of Education provide an overview on effect size and what it reveals about the effectiveness of family support programs.

Kathleen McCartney , Eric Dearing (Spring 2002) Evaluation Exchange Article

Developing a Parent-Derived Measure of Latino Family Involvement

Christine McWayne and Gigliana Melzi from New York University’s Department of Applied Psychology discuss their investigation of Latino family involvement in early childhood education.

Christine McWayne, Ph.D. , Gigliana Melzi, Ph.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article

Five Lessons Learned About District Leadership for Family Engagement

Michele Brooks, the former assistant superintendent of family and student engagement for Boston Public Schools, shares her insights on district leadership for effective and sustainable family engagement.

Michele Brooks (February 8, 2016) Research Report

A City-Wide Effort to Support and Involve Families

Brenda Miller and Ginger Peacock Preston from the Jacksonville Children’s Commission describe how the city of Jacksonville, Florida, is integrating family involvement into a system of care for children and families.

Brenda Miller , Ginger Peacock Preston (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article

Indicators of Child and Family Well-Being

Kristen Moore and Brett Brown of Child Trends outline the field of child indicators in the 1990s.

Kristin A. Moore, Ph.D. , Brett V. Brown, Ph.D. (Winter 1996) Evaluation Exchange Article

A Strong Start for Family Engagement in Massachusetts

Through its Race to the Top–Early Learning Challenge funds, Massachusetts has created strategic partnerships with museums and libraries, public television, family and community programs, community nonprofits, and public transportation to build a robust and growing statewide family engagement system.

Nathan Driskell (December 11, 2014) Research Report

Improving Parental Involvement: Evaluating Treatment Effects in the Fast Track Program

Robert Nix, research associate at Pennsylvania State University, describes how a rigorous evaluation of a complex behavior problems preventive intervention analyzes its school-home component.

Robert L. Nix, Ph.D. (Winter 2004/2005) Evaluation Exchange Article

Understanding Family Strengthening to Promote Youth Development

Dr. Geri Lynn Peak, a consultant and formerly the Managing Director of the Center for Applied Research and Technical Assistance, describes the evolution, practice, and potential assessment of a family strengthening approach to promote positive youth development.

Geri Lynn Peak (Spring 2003) Evaluation Exchange Article

Using Behavior Change Theory to Communicate Effectively: The Case of Latino Parent Involvement

Anne Pollock (HGSE) and Julia Coffman and M. Elena Lopez (HFRP) reveal how to design communications that are more effective at changing behavior by keeping in mind the factors that influence behavior.

Anne Pollock , Julia Coffman, M. Elena Lopez (Winter 2002) Evaluation Exchange Article

Early Head Start Research-Program Partnerships

An in-depth look at the challenges presented by the evaluation of the Early Head Start program - an evaluation which required the cooperation of multiple layers of research and program partners.

Helen Raikes, Ph.D. , John M. Love, Rachel Chazan-Cohen, Martha Staker (Spring 2002) Evaluation Exchange Article

KERA: Making Evaluation Part of the Way They Do Business

Elaine Replogle from Harvard Family Research Project examines the Kentucky Education Reform Act, which established Family Resource Centers and Youth Service Centers.

Elaine Replogle (Spring 1995) Evaluation Exchange Article

Connecting Latino Families With Out-of-School Time Opportunities

Nathaniel Riggs describes the implementation and evaluation of the Generación Diez program, which connects Latino families with after school programming, social services, and the school community.

Nathaniel Riggs (Fall 2006) Evaluation Exchange Article

After School Programs as an Oasis of Hope for Black Parents

Gerard Robinson discusses how and why low-income and working-class Black parents are involved in enrolling their children in after school programs.

Gerard Robinson (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article

Using Concept Mapping to Develop Family Support Program Theory

Scott Rosas, from the Nemours Foundation, discusses the potential of concept mapping for the design and implementation of family support evaluations.

Scott Rosas, Ph.D. (Winter 2004/2005) Evaluation Exchange Article

The Parent Teacher Home Visit Project

When community organizations, schools, and local government work together with families, they can help children learn. Carrie Rose writes about the Parent Teacher Home Visit Project, which draws on a community organizing model to sustain parent–teacher communication across students' school years.

Carrie Rose (January 2009) Research Report

Embracing the Use of Data for Continuous Program Improvement

In this Commentary, Harvard Family Research Project’s Heidi Rosenberg discusses how continuous improvement processes can strengthen family engagement strategies, and outlines the mindset and key practices that organizations need to adopt in order to use data to understand and improve upon their work.

Heidi Rosenberg (September 17, 2013) Research Report

Lessons from Evaluators’ Experiences with Scale

Heidi Rosenberg of HFRP and Helen Westmoreland of the Flamboyan Foundation spoke with three evaluators, who share lessons from their experiences in evaluating programs as they went to scale, to discover how evaluation can inform and assess scaling efforts.

Heidi Rosenberg , Helen Westmoreland (Spring 2010) Evaluation Exchange Article

Supporting Family Engagement Through District-Level Partnerships

Mavis Sanders from Johns Hopkins University looks at how school districts can promote family–school partnerships by collaborating with community based organizations.

Mavis G. Sanders, Ph.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article

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