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Center for Early Education Evaluation at HighScope

The Center for Early Education Evaluation at HighScope was established in July 2012, as a part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Perry Preschool Study.

The Center was formerly known as HighScope’s Research Division, which has always assumed dual roles: (1) as an internal evaluator for HighScope, helping develop and validate curricula and assessments; and (2) as an external evaluator for states and local agencies, helping them plan for continuous improvements as they evaluate the impact of the work they do.

The transition of the Research Division to the Center for Early Education Evaluation will help clarify our role as a research institute that functions both as a part of but also independently from HighScope.

Goals and Mission

The Center for Early Education Evaluation's goals and mission include to

  • Discover and spread new knowledge about early childhood education, emphasizing knowledge consistent with HighScope’s mission of lifting lives through education.
  • Facilitate conversation among researchers and evaluators in the early childhood field.
  • Support states and provider agencies with expert advice on early childhood evaluation and policy development.
  • Raise awareness of the various services the Center provides to external agencies and expand our work as external evaluators and evaluation consultants.

To learn how your organization can work with — and benefit from — the Center for Early Education Evaluation, contact the Center directly at [email protected] or at 734.485.2000, Ext. 264.

To learn more about the Center, please see our press release.

Annual Conference for Early Childhood Research and Evaluation

To accomplish our goals, one of the primary activities of the Center is an annual conference that will bring together local, regional, and national evaluators and researchers, and policymakers and stakeholders who use evaluations for decision making and advocacy. The next annual conference will be held in October 2016, in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

The conference begins with panel discussions of invited scholars who focus on the specific theme. The Center will publish the papers presented at the panel, as well as chosen papers from the conference, as conference proceedings.


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