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The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised -R shows positive associations to child outcomes up to a mid-level score of 3.4, beyond which it may lose its usefulness; a more process-oriented measure may be needed for classrooms at the higher end of the score distribution
This report synthesizes the available scientific evidence on the effects of various firearm policies on firearm deaths, violent crime, the gun industry, participation in hunting and sport shooting, and other outcomes.
Mar 2, 2018
Andrew R. Morral, Rajeev Ramchand, Rosanna Smart, Carole Roan Gresenz, Samantha Cherney, Nancy Nicosia, Carter C. Price, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, Elizabeth L. Petrun Sayers, Terry L. Schell, Eric Apaydin, Joshua Lawrence Traub, Lea Xenakis, John Speed Meyers, Rouslan I. Karimov, Brett Ewing, Beth Ann Griffin
This brief highlights key findings of a RAND survey of providers in New York State regarding the preparedness of community providers (i.e., not affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs) to treat veterans.
Mar 1, 2018
Terri Tanielian, Carrie M. Farmer, Rachel M. Burns, Erin L. Duffy, Claude Messan Setodji
In dealing with the opioid crisis, supply-side policies that consider the full market (both prescription opioids as well as heroin and fentanyl), if coupled with effective treatment, are likely to be the most effective.
Fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries who received their care at federally qualified health centers had fewer ambulatory visits and more visits to the ED compared to a matched comparison group of beneficiaries who received primary care from another source.
Mar 1, 2018
Tara Lavelle, Justin W. Timbie, Claude Messan Setodji, Suzanne G. Wensky, Katherine D. Giuriceo, Mark W. Friedberg, Rosalie Malsberger, Katherine L. Kahn
This report explores the prevalence of teacher collaboration in schools across the United States and assesses the extent to which teacher collaboration varies in schools with different levels of students in poverty.
Delamination of ballistic glass impairs driver visibility and affects the readiness of Marine Corps tactical vehicles. To address this issue, RAND researchers estimate costs and vehicle availability under various repair and replacement scenarios.
Feb 27, 2018
Ellen M. Pint, Joslyn Fleming, Gene Germanovich, Luke Muggy
This Perspective examines the current debate over individuals present in the United States without lawful immigration status, proposing that minor changes in existing immigration law offer a compromise solution for millions of individuals.
This report assesses the Survivor Benefit Plan in terms of participation and benefits, compares it with similar plans in public and private organizations, and considers the feasibility of having the plan provided by commercial sources.
Feb 26, 2018
James Hosek, Beth J. Asch, Michael G. Mattock, Italo A. Gutierrez, Patricia K. Tong, Felix Knutson
The report analyzes the strategic effects of low-cost and small-footprint military options across a range of irregular warfare operations and in a range of operational environments.
Feb 22, 2018
Stephen Watts, Patrick B. Johnston, Jennifer Kavanagh, Sean M. Zeigler, Bryan Frederick, Trevor Johnston, Karl P. Mueller, Astrid Stuth Cevallos, Nathan Chandler, Meagan L. Smith, Alexander Stephenson, Julia A. Thompson
In 2016, RAND researchers reported on teachers' understanding and implementation of their state standards for English language arts. This report provides an update based on a spring 2016 survey of the RAND American Teacher Panel.
Feb 21, 2018
Julia H. Kaufman, V. Darleen Opfer, Lindsey E. Thompson, Joseph D. Pane
Results suggest that AUD and other drug use disorder are more problematic than marijuana use disorder in terms of repeated hospital admissions for SSD. Marijuana use disorder does not appear to be associated with shorter times until readmission.
Feb 21, 2018
Mary Ellen Slaughter, Coreen Farris, Mark I. Singer, Kathleen A. Smyth, Mendel E. Singer