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RESEARCH

ELQA TECHNICAL REPORT: VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY

This validation study was conducted to ensure that the ELQA is a valid and reliable tool for assessing early literacy skills. The results of this study were used to inform the ELQA developers of necessary changes to the existing assessment to increase its reliability and validity as an early literacy assessment tool.

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SMART START

The purpose of the Smart Start School Readiness Study was to determine if using the Early Literacy Quick Assessment (ELQA) throughout the school year to guide instruction would lead to an increase in the acquisition of early literacy skills in pre-kindergarten students.

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NEUHAUS: TEACHERS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

In 2013, the Neuhaus Education Center (Neuhaus) contracted with Education Northwest to determine if the evidence-based professional development program for early childhood educators, Teachers Make the Difference (TMTD), improves teacher knowledge, classroom practices, and student outcomes.

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EARLY READING FIRST: CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

The Center for Early Childhood Professional Development (CECPD), Early Reading First, and the Early Literacy Quick Assessment: a brief history and supporting data.

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