Tracking Quality in Head Start Classrooms: FACES 2006 to FACES 2014

Research Brief
Publisher: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Nov 04, 2016
Nikki Aikens, Charles Bush, Philip Gleason, Lizabeth Malone, and Louisa Tarullo
This report examines data from three successive cohorts of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (2006, 2009, and 2014) for trends in observed classroom quality and some teacher characteristics. Findings suggest some overall increases in average classroom quality from 2006 to 2014 and from 2009 to 2014, as well some positive changes in selected teacher characteristics. However, changes in the teacher characteristics examined accounted for only 15% of the trends in observed classroom quality.