Scaling Evidence-Based Interventions: Insights from the Experiences of Three Grantees

In 2016, CNCS and Mathematica conducted the Scaling Evidence-Based Models (SEBM) project to deepen the agency’s understanding of the most effective program innovations and its knowledge base on scaling them.
Using a scaling framework as a guide, Mathematica conducted a process study of three CNCS-funded grantees and their partners to learn:
  • How they scaled their interventions
  • What factors facilitated or hindered scaling
  • The conditions required for successful scaling

Scaling the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Intervention: Insights from the Experiences of Parent Possible

This case study describes the scaling of Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), a home-visiting intervention that seeks to help parents improve their young children’s development, by Parent Possible and its partners.

Public Allies: Everyone Leads External Evaluation Report

Public Allies (PA) is an organization that aims to change the face and the practice of leadership in communities across the United States. It currently serves 23 communities and in each, it implements its ten-month AmeriCorps apprenticeship program as a strategy toward sustainable community-level results. Allies build their leadership through a model which combines classroom learning, application through service delivery, reflection and community building.

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Providers Advancing School Outcomes (PASO): Final Impact Study

The Providers Advancing School Outcomes (PASO) program is an innovative, community-based model that aims to ensure school readiness of Latino children. PASO trains and supports childcare providers who are family, friends, and neighbors (FFN) of preschool-aged children in the area’s low-income, Hispanic communities.
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The evaluation includes a feasibility analysis, implementation study, and impact study. The evaluation explored the impacts of PASO on FFN care and children’s development.

New Profit College Summit National Evaluation Report

The College Summit Navigator program (Navigator) is a nationwide program that aims to improve the college-going culture and college enrollment rates in high schools serving low-income, minority, and first-generation college-going students. Navigator aims to:

  • Provide high school seniors with greater knowledge of the college search and admissions processes
  • Provide the support and tools necessary to navigate the college selection and enrollment processes

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Summit 54: Summer Advantage

Summer Advantage (SA) is a voluntary, five-week intensive summer learning program that provides summer enrichment to elementary school students to help mitigate summer learning loss. The program targets low-income students, who tend to experience the steepest declines in learning over the summer. By reducing summer learning loss, the program expects to improve student literacy outcomes.

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Play and Learn Groups with LENA® Feedback

Ready to Read is an innovative program designed to increase early literacy skills among low-income children from birth to age three in Denver. Play and Learn Groups (PLGs) are structured play groups for young children and their caregiver(s) led by a trained facilitator. The Language Environment Analysis system (LENA®) is an audio-recording device that children wear for 10 to 16 hours to record the home literacy environment.

Ready to Read: Cradling Literacy

Ready to Read is an innovative program designed to increase early literacy skills among low-income children from birth to 3 years old in Denver. The Ready to Read study was selected by Mile High United Way to build the evidence base of a promising literacy program, Cradling Literacy (CL). CL is a training curriculum designed to increase teachers’ knowledge and skills related to early childhood development, literacy and learning, and family engagement.

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