CER is currently a leading evaluator of early childhood programs. CER has overseen the evaluation of over 50 separate early childhood programs and assisted in the state-wide evaluation of three major preschool improvement programs in California. Additionally, CER has served as the evaluator for twelve major preschool improvement programs targeting Head Start and state funded preschools – three of which have produced peer-reviewed studies accepted through the American Educational Research Association. Moreover, CER staff regularly present on early childhood assessments, data collection, qualitative methods, and approaches to continuous improvements of homebase and centerbase preschool programs.
Why CER? The International Child Development Program Standards address the necessary education, health, economic, social, environmental, and spiritual needs of every child. An accompanying evaluation instrument assists programs to determine areas of improvement.
CER has developed two important early childhood programs:
Quality Preschool Initiative The Quality Preschool Initiative is a research-based preschool improvement project. PSI was developed by CER staff after a decade of research and field testing. PSI is a two-year program that addresses the environmental, instructional, curricular, assessment, and administrative components of preschool programs. PSI’s goal is to implement proven strategies that will make measurable improvements in teacher practice, classroom environment, and children's cognitive and literacy skills. PSI strategies have been implemented in over 70 classrooms consistently showing the same level of success. PSI has demonstrated the highest level of children’s outcomes ever demonstrated by any intervention program. CER limits PSI implementation to ten preschool sites each year. Children in the PSI program leave preschool on average able to identify over 12 letter sounds. Children in the PSI program demonstrate between 12 to 15 standard score gains respective to age-related norms on tests of oral language.
The Coalition of International Child Development Programs The Coalition of International Child Development Program is the culmination of twenty years of research. The program consists of an international set of standards for child development programs and an accompanying instrument to help programs identify areas of improvement. It has been used internationally by orphanages and other child development programs.
CER has evaluated over 200 school-based programs. CER staff have served in a variety of roles such as superintendents, principals, teachers, and program directors. CER staff have served in several accreditation and school improvement initiatives. Dr. Matthew Russell and Dr. Thomas Forbes have also served as graduate level faculty in schools of education. This firsthand knowledge of how K-12 schools work is reflected in evaluations and research studies that are useful and ultimately leads to positive outcomes for students. A major focus of CER’s work has been with low-performing, at-risk student populations. CER is currently participating in the state-wide evaluations of programs targeting English language learners, migrant, and low-income families. CER evaluation findings are being used by policy makers to re-focus resources on making a difference for students, schools, and districts.
Why CER? Reading and Language Arts: CER helps schools improve their reading and language arts program by providing evidence-based solutions. CER is evaluating both local and state programs targeting English learners and migrant students. CER has bilingual staff.
CER has a twenty year history working with its university partners on a variety of research and evaluation programs. Several of these programs have employed rigorous methodologies to measure and improve technology, math, science, and teacher preparation programs. One national program evaluated by CER involved teacher preparation programs located in every region of the country. CER’s evaluation reports are regularly used by institutions to make important curricular and policy level changes.
CER has worked with many universities including the following:
K-12 Education
University Education
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Early Childhood Education
CER is currently a leading evaluator of early childhood programs. CER has overseen the evaluation of over 50 separate early childhood programs and assisted in the state-wide evaluation of three major preschool improvement programs in California. Additionally, CER has served as the evaluator for twelve major preschool improvement programs targeting Head Start and state funded preschools – three of which have produced peer- reviewed studies accepted through the American Educational Research Association. Moreover, CER staff regularly present on early childhood assessments, data collection, qualitative methods, and approaches to continuous improvements of homebase and centerbase preschool programs.
Why CER? The International Child Development Program Standards address the necessary education, health, economic, social, environmental, and spiritual needs of every child. An accompanying evaluation instrument assists programs to determine areas of improvement.
CER has developed two important early childhood programs:
Quality Preschool Initiative The Quality Preschool Initiative is a research-based preschool improvement project. PSI was developed by CER staff after a decade of research and field testing. PSI is a two-year program that addresses the environmental, instructional, curricular, assessment, and administrative components of preschool programs. PSI’s goal is to implement proven strategies that will make measurable improvements in teacher practice, classroom environment, and children's cognitive and literacy skills. PSI strategies have been implemented in over 70 classrooms consistently showing the same level of success. PSI has demonstrated the highest level of children’s outcomes ever demonstrated by any intervention program. CER limits PSI implementation to ten preschool sites each year. Children in the PSI program leave preschool on average able to identify over 12 letter sounds. Children in the PSI program demonstrate between 12 to 15 standard score gains respective to age-related norms on tests of oral language.
The Coalition of International Child Development Programs The Coalition of International Child Development Program is the culmination of twenty years of research. The program consists of an international set of standards for child development programs and an accompanying instrument to help programs identify areas of improvement. It has been used internationally by orphanages and other child development programs.
CER has evaluated over 200 school-based programs. CER staff have served in a variety of roles such as superintendents, principals, teachers, and program directors. CER staff have served in several accreditation and school improvement initiatives. Dr. Matthew Russell and Dr. Thomas Forbes have also served as graduate level faculty in schools of education. This firsthand knowledge of how K-12 schools work is reflected in evaluations and research studies that are useful and ultimately leads to positive outcomes for students. A major focus of CER’s work has been with low-performing, at-risk student populations. CER is currently participating in the state-wide evaluations of programs targeting English language learners, migrant, and low-income families. CER evaluation findings are being used by policy makers to re- focus resources on making a difference for students, schools, and districts.
Why CER? Reading and Language Arts: CER helps schools improve their reading and language arts program by providing evidence-based solutions. CER is evaluating both local and state programs targeting English learners and migrant students. CER has bilingual staff.
CER has a twenty year history working with its university partners on a variety of research and evaluation programs. Several of these programs have employed rigorous methodologies to measure and improve technology, math, science, and teacher preparation programs. One national program evaluated by CER involved teacher preparation programs located in every region of the country. CER’s evaluation reports are regularly used by institutions to make important curricular and policy level changes.
CER has worked with many universities including the following:
K-12 Education
University Education
Center for Evaluation and Research, LLC P.O. Box 990063    Redding, CA 96099  |  Phone: 530.224.7704    Email: info@ceronline.com
Evaluation and Research, LLC
Center For

EVALUATION & RESEARCH - EDUCATION

Early Childhood Education