My da|ra Login

Detailed view

metadata language: English

The National Early Literacy Panel (NELP), 2002-2006

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Westberg, Laura
Other Title
  • NELP (Alternative Title)
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2013-08-22
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Publisher
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • National Institute for Literacy
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services
Language
English
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
child development; literacy; reading skills
Description
  • Abstract

    The National Early Literacy Panel (NELP) was convened in 2002 to conduct a synthesis of the scientific research on the development of early literacy skills in children ages zero to five. NELP met on 12 occasions between April 2002- February 2006. NELP's primary goal was to identify interventions, parenting activities, and instructional practices that promote the development of children's early literacy skills. Toward that end, the panel posed the following four questions: What are the skills and abilities of young children (age birth through five years or kindergarten) that predict later reading, writing, or spelling outcome?; Which programs, interventions, and other instructional approaches or procedures have contributed to or inhibited gains in children's skills and abilities that are linked to later outcomes in reading, writing, or spelling?; What environments and settings have contributed to or inhibited gains in children's skills and abilities that are linked to later outcomes in reading, writing, or spelling? ; What child characteristics have contributed to or inhibited gains in children's skills and abilities that are linked to later outcomes in reading, writing, or spelling?; NELP adopted a methodology that allowed for the identification and selection of published studies relevant to the panel's questions, a coding system that allowed for the combination and comparison of studies, and an appropriate method of statistical analysis. Approximately 500 research articles were used in the meta-analyses conducted by the panel. The meta-analyses summarized both correlational data showing the relationships between children's early abilities and skills and later literacy development and experimental data that showed the impact of instructional interventions on children's learning.
  • Methods

    The mode of data collection was a systematic empirical study in which data were collected, analyzed, and evaluated in an objective and systematic way to determine answers to specified research questions. In that sense, a research synthesis is an independent research study in its own right that uses existing studies as the data for its analysis. As independent research studies, research syntheses include selection criteria for identification of relevant research, standards for judging the quality of research, operational definitions, and replicability of methods.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Performed consistency checks..
  • Abstract

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2002--2006
  • 2002 / 2006
  • Collection date: 2002-04--2006-02
  • 2002-04 / 2006-02
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Electronic searches were conducted using PsycINFO and the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), and these were supplemented with hand searches of major research journals, reference checks of past literature reviews, and nominations from leading experts in the field of early literacy.
Sampling
Electronic searches were conducted using PsycINFO and the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), and these were supplemented with hand searches of major research journals, reference checks of past literature reviews, and nominations from leading experts in the field of early literacy. These search procedures yielded more than 8,000 potential articles that were screened to determine their relevance to the research questions and their consistency with all selection criteria established by the panel. This led to the identification of approximately 500 research articles that were used in the meta-analyses conducted by the panel.
Collection Mode
  • record abstracts
Note
2013-09-27 A user guide was added to the documentation. Funding institution(s): National Institute for Literacy (IAD-01-1701). United States Department of Health and Human Services (IAD-02-1790).
Availability
Download
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (ICPSR-help@umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 27421 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR27421.v1

Update Metadata: 2019-09-04 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Westberg, Laura (2013): The National Early Literacy Panel (NELP), 2002-2006. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR27421