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HHS - 5274 - Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameAdvisory Committee on Head Start Research and EvaluationAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2012Committee Number5274
Original Establishment Date10/27/1998Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/hs/advisor...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*21
Current Charter Date5/12/2012Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Director of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families
Date Of Renewal Charter5/12/2014Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date8/9/2012Designated Federal Officer First Name*Naomi
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityAgency DecisionDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Goldstein
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixPhD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 USC 9844(g)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 401-9220
Effective Date Of Authority*10/27/1998Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-205-3598
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*ngoldstein@acf.hhs.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*On May 5, 2010, Secretary Sebelius signed the Charter re-establishing the Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation. The charter reiterates the requirements spelled out in the Head Start Act, as amended by the 2007 reauthorization. The Committee is to review and make recommendations on the design of the study or studies that provide a national analysis of the impact of Head Start programs; and also advise the Secretary regarding the progress of the study and comment, if the Committee desires, on the interim and final reports of the organizations selected to carry out the independent research. The Committee shall maintain and advise the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for ACF regarding the progress of the research that is providing a national analysis of the impact of Head Start programs.
How is membership balanced?*The Committee consists of 19 members. The Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families serves as the chair of the Committee. The Committee is well represented geographically, ethnically, and by expertise. The membership consists of individuals with expertise in the areas of program evaluation and research, education, child care, education policy and economics.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee may meet up to three times a year.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This Committee is required by Congress. In Section 649(g) of the Head Start Act requires the Secretary to appoint an independent panel of experts to review and make recommendations on the design for a plan for research on the impact of Head Start, to advise the Secretary regarding the progress of the research, and to comment on the interim and final research reports.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation Remarks
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNo actions have been taken as yet, given that the recommendations were submitted to the Secretary at the very end of FY 2012.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe Committee functions in an advisory capacity to comment on ongoing Head Start research and evaluation efforts. While the Committee provides valuable feedback to the program, both in assessing current projects and directing future research, it is not possible to calculate cost savings to the program.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*3Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee's three broad recommendations are: 1) With school readiness and other key outcomes as beacons, strengthen Head Start as a learning organization that: (1) is characterized by a commitment to using data for continuous improvement to further strengthen outcomes; (2) develops appropriate assessments and helps programs use their results to guide practice; and (3) integrates and aligns all practices, policies, and supports toward achieving these outcomes within local programs, across federal components of the program, and from federal to local levels. 2) Implement the strongest and most current evidence-based practices that either: (1) benefit all children; or (2) are tailored for population subgroups. Continue to develop and test new refinements, particularly for specific subgroups, thereby further building the evidence.3)Further improve continuity and coordination of early childhood services beginning during the prenatal period and continuing to age 8.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAccess GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*100.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe Committee's Recommendations were submitted to the Secretary at the very end of FY 2012. The Department is currently reviewing the recommendations and will be considering priorities for implementation.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*The agency has no formal mechanism for reporting feedback to the Committee members.Narrative Description*The purpose of the Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation is to review and make recommendations on the design of the study or studies that provide a national analysis of the impact of Head Start programs. The Committee also advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding the progress of the study and comments on the interim and final study reports of the organization(s) selected for carrying out the independent research. Assessing the effectiveness of the Head Start program ensuring that ongoing research and evaluation efforts are adequate and appropriate will contribute to the ACF mission to promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$9,470.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$71,805.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$57,321.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$23,375.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$9,139.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$125,236.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$296,346.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.50Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

No interest areas selected for this committee.
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-008353Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation2011
 COM-009004Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation2010
 COM-010061Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation2009
 COM-010947Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation2008
 COM-012178Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation2007
 COM-012611Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation2006
 COM-013768Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation2005
 COM-014519Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation2004
 COM-015665Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation2003
 COM-016514Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation2002
 COM-017900Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation2001
 COM-018390Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation2000
 COM-019527Advisory Committee on Head Start Research and Evaluation1999