Project List

Evaluation of a Professional Development Program for Math Teachers

Evaluated an intensive three-year professional development program for math teachers.  The evaluation used an interrupted time series design to estimate the impact of the program on student proficiency levels on the math component of the annual standards-based assessments of participating teachers.  The analysis used logistic regression models to estimate the impact of participating in the program for one, two, or three years.

Ready to Learn Providence

An evaluation of an early childhood professional development curriculum developed and being implemented by Ready to Learn Providence (R2LP).  The evaluation was conducted by The Education Alliance at Brown University.  The implementation and evaluation were funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  The evaluation used a Randomized Cluster Trial design.  Hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) was be used to estimate impacts at both the teacher and child levels.  (Client: The Education Alliance at Brown University under a subcontract to Ready to Learn Providence)

Distance Learning Project

An evaluation of a distance learning program offered by New Mexico State University designed to increase access for Hispanic students living in northern New Mexico.  Outcome measures include enrollment in distance learning programs, retention of students enrolled in programs, and graduation rates of students in distance learning programs.  (Client: New Mexico State University under a subcontract to The Education Center of New Mexico)

Child Care Subsidy Caseload Project

Analyzed child care subsidy caseloads in Miami-Dade County, Florida.  Developed a caseload management system to enable the county to maximize the number of low-income families receiving child care subsidies while at the same time not exceeding its state allotment for child care subsidies.  (Client: Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade County)

Child Care Quality Rating System Cost Study

Developed the specifications for a user-friendly computer model that enables child care center directors to estimate the additional cost that they would need to incur in order to obtain a higher quality rating from the Duval County Quality Rating System.  (Clients: The Early Learning Coalition of Duval County, Florida; and The Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties)

WIC Breastfeeding Study

While at Abt Associates Inc., Dr. Glantz used data from a nationally-representative sample of WIC participants and WIC eligible non-participants to examine the effects of WIC participation and other factors that facilitate or inhibit breastfeeding among low-income mothers.  (Private Sector Client)

Evaluation of the Indiana Child Care Voucher Vendor System

Designed an evaluation of the Indiana vendor voucher system for childcare subsidies and provided technical assistance in implementing that design.  (Client: Indiana Family and Social Services Administration)

Evaluation of the Joining Forces Initiative

While at Abt Associates Inc., Dr. Glantz designed and implemented a cluster evaluation to document the processes involved, barriers encountered, and successes achieved in a child care initiative jointly funded and administered by three Michigan foundations.  The Joining Forces Initiative used acommunity coalition model to change the child care system so as to make the provision of accessible, affordable, good quality child care to low-income families, and ultimately to all families, a community goal.  The initiative was a collaborative effort jointly funded and administered by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, the Skillman Foundation of Detroit, and the Frey Foundation of Grand Rapids.  (Client: Skillman Foundation)

School Lunch Marketing Study

While at Abt Associates Inc., Dr. Glantz designed and implemented a marketing study to address the Congressional mandate that the Department of Agriculture determine "why children eligible for free and reduced-pricemeals do not apply for or participate" in the school nutrition programs (P.L. 101-624).  The study included case studies in 4 school districts to determine the characteristics of non-applicants/participants and to identify the barriers to their participation in the school nutrition programs.  Each of the case studies included interviews with the food service director, school principals, and a series of focus groups conducted with parents and students.  (Client: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service)

Evaluation of the School Nutrition Demonstration

While at Abt Associates Inc., Dr. Glantz conducted an evaluation of The School Nutrition Demonstration, funded by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  The demonstration was built on "Changing the Course," a program developed by the American Cancer Society.  The evaluation assessed the feasibility, acceptability, and impacts of the program.  (Client: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)

National Child Care Survey: 1989-1990

While at Abt Associates Inc., Dr. Glantz conducted this telephone survey, which collected information describing current patterns of parental employment, the usage of child care and other early childhood programs,and expenditures on such programs.  The survey also included linked provider survey.  This Random Digit Dialing survey screened 30,000 households to identify households with children under age 13.  Interviews were conducted with 4,400 such households.  (Clients: National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Administration of Children, Youth and Families)

Performance Measurement for the AFDC and Food Stamp Programs

While at Abt Associates Inc., Dr. Glantz developed a conceptual framework for the analysis of administrative performance in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and Food Stamp programs.  Also developed a micro-simulation model of the operations of a local welfare office.  This model was used to simulate the effect of alternative administrative methods on the administrative performance in the AFDC program.  (Clients: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture)