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2019

Infurna, C.J., Embt, K., Hightower, A.D., Van Wagner, G., Strano, L., Lotyczewski, B.S., Montes, G., MacGowan, A., Hooper, R., Boyle, R., Lubecki, L., Peelle, D., Perez, I., Iadarola, S., & Townsend, S. (2019). Rochester Early Childhood Assessment Partnership 2018-2019 twenty-second annual report. Children’s Institute Technical Report T19-006.

Montes, G. & Lotyczewski, B.S. (2019). Investigating Eligibility Criteria for Primary Project: Predictive Analytic Rules Based on the T-CRS. Rochester, NY: Children's Institute, T19-001.

2018

Smith, L. & Lotyczewski, B.S. (2018). Primary Project: 2017-18 Rochester City School District (RCSD) Program Outcome Summary. Rochester, NY: Children's Institute, T18-014.

Montes, G. & Infurna, C.J. (2018). Who is likely to achieve kindergarten readiness in universal pre-kindergarten? A predictive analytic model. Rochester, NY: Children's Institute, T19-002.

Montes, G., Weber, M. R., Infurna, C.J., Van Wagner, G., Zimmer, A., & Hightower, A.D. (2018). Factor structure of the ECERS-3 in an urban setting: an independent, brief report. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 26:6, 972-984.

Infurna, C.J., Riter, D., Schultz, S. (2018). Factors that Determine Preschool Teacher Self-Efficacy in an Urban School District. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 1, p. 1-7. ISSN 1307-9298.

Infurna, C.J., Hightower, A.D., Embt, K., Van Wagner, G., Strano, L., Lotyczewski, B.S., Montes, G., MacGowan, A., Hooper, R., Boyle, R., Lubecki, L., & Peelle, D. (2018). Rochester Early Childhood Assessment Partnership 2017-2018 twenty-first annual report. Children’s Institute Technical Report T18-024.

Peabody, M. A., Hannah, M., Murphy, B. M., Smith, L., & Reynolds Weber, M. (2018). Building Competency in School Psychology Trainees Through the Use of Primary Project. Training and Education in Professional Psychology. Advance online publication.

Devaney, E. & Moroney, D. (2018). Social and emotional learning in out-of-school time: Foundations and futures. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. Review by Teachers College Record

Leopold, E., Zordan, E., Infurna, C., & Strano, L. (2018). Behavioral Supports for Children: Behavioral health consultation for Rochester child care centers 2017-18 report. Children’s Institute Technical Report T18-019.

Peabody, M.A., Perryman, K.L., Hannah, M., Smith, L., & Sanyshyn, S.M. (2018). Improving mental health outcomes for young children through the implementation of the Primary Project. Journal of School-Based Counseling Evaluation and Policy. 1(1): 40-50.

Montes, G. (2018). Having older siblings is associated with lower rates of depression, ADD/ADHD, anxiety and behavior problems among children with ASD. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 22(5): 642-647.

Devaney, E. & Moroney, D. (2018). Out-of-school time learning and 21st century skills: Building on the past to shape the future. In H. Janc-Malone & T. Donahue (Eds.), The Growing Out-of-School Time Field: Past, Present, and Future. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Smith, L. & Lotyczewski, S. (2018). Primary Project: 2016-17 Rochester City School District (RCSD) program outcome summary. Children's Institute Technical Report T18-001.


2017

Zimmer, A.E., Zordan, E., & Montes, G. (2017). Comparison of social emotional assessments, curricula, and competencies. Children's Institute Technical Report T17-008.

Working paper, November 2017. Best practices in implementing evidence-based programs in school: A qualitative study of the Primary Project social and emotional learning program.

Zordan, E., Leopold, E., Strano, L., Draper, R., Lotyczewski, S., Infurna, C., & Embt, K. (2017). Behavioral Supports for Children: Behavioral health consultation for Rochester child care centers 2016-17 report. Children’s Institute Technical Report T17-009.

Moroney, D. & Devaney, E. (2017). Ready to implement? How the out-of-school time workforce can support character development through social and emotional learning: A review of the literature and future directions. The Journal of Character Education, 13(1): 67-89.

Infurna, C.J., Hightower, A.D., Embt, K., Van Wagner, G., Strano, L., Lotyczewski, B.S., Montes, G., MacGowan, A., Dangler, P., Hooper, R., Boyle, R., Lubecki, L., Breitung, D., Valdez, D., Perez, I., & Peelle, D. (2017). Rochester Early Childhood Assessment Partnership 2016-2017 twentieth annual report. Children’s Institute Technical Report T17-011.


2016

Montes, G. (2016). Children with autism spectrum disorder and screen time: Results from a large, nationally representative US study. Academic Pediatrics, 16, 122-128.

Infurna, C.J., Hightower, A.D., Van Wagner, G., Strano, L., Lotyczewski, B.S., Montes, G., MacGowan, A., Dangler, P., Hooper, R., Boyle, R., Lubecki, L., Embt, K., & Breitung, D. (2016). Rochester Early Childhood Assessment Partnership 2015-2016 nineteenth annual report. Children’s Institute Technical Report T17-001.

Lotyczewski, B.S. & Hightower, A.D. (2016). Tabulated results of a survey of CPSE directors. Children’s Institute Technical Report T16-009.

Weber, M. R., Lotyczewski, B. S., Montes, G., Hightower, A. D., & Allan, M. (2016). Examining the Factorial Structure of the T-CRS 2.1. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 0734282915626006.

Smith, L. & Lotyczewski, S. (2016). Primary Project: 2015-16 Rochester City School District (RCSD) program outcome summary. Children's Institute Technical Report T16-018.


2015

Infurna, C.J., Hightower, A.D., Van Wagner, G., Strano, L., Lotyczewski, B.S., Montes, G., MacGowan, A., Smith, M., Dangler, P., Hooper, R., Lubecki, L., & Embt, K. (2015). Rochester Early Childhood Assessment Partnership 2014-2015 eighteenth annual report. Children’s Institute Technical Report T15-010.

Story, M.A., Hightower, A.D., Buettner, K., Van Wagner, G., Brugger, L., Lotyczewski, B.S., Montes, G., MacGowan, A., Smith, M., Dangler, P., Hooper, R., & Lubecki, L. (2015). Rochester Early Childhood Assessment Partnership 2013-2014 seventeenth annual report, statistical supplement. Children’s Institute Technical Report T15-001.


2014

Story, M.A., Hightower, A.D., Buettner, K., Van Wagner, G., Brugger, L., Lotyczewski, B.S., Montes, G., MacGowan, A., Smith, M., Dangler, P., Hooper, R., & Lubecki, L. (2014). Rochester Early Childhood Assessment Partnership 2013-2014 seventeenth annual report. Children’s Institute Technical Report T14-006. Presentation.

Lotyczewski, B.S., Story, M., & Hightower, A.D. (2014). RECAP special report: 2014 UPK summer program outcome summary. Children’s Institute Technical Report T14-004.

Story, M., Hightower, A.D., Van Wagner, G., Brugger, L., Lotyczewski, B.S., Smith, M., Dangler, P., Hooper, R., & Lubecki, L. (2014). Rochester Early Childhood Assessment Partnership 2012-2013 sixteenth annual report, statistical supplement. Children’s Institute Technical Report T14-002.

Story, M., Hightower, A.D., Van Wagner, G., Brugger, L., Lotyczewski, B.S., Smith, M., Dangler, P., Hooper, R., & Lubecki, L. (2014). Rochester Early Childhood Assessment Partnership 2012-2013 sixteenth annual report. Children’s Institute Technical Report T14-001. Abstract. Presentation.

Healthi Kids Coalition (2014). Healthy School Meals in the Rochester City School District (RCSD). Clara Barton School #2. Dr. Walter Cooper Academy School #10. James P.B. Duffy School #12. Dr. Charles T. Lunsford #19. John James Audubon School #33. Theodore Roosevelt School #43. Charles Carroll School #46. World of Inquiry School #58.


2013

Story, M., Hightower, A.D., MacGowan, A., Van Wagner, G., & Brugger, L. (2013). Rochester Early Childhood Assessment Partnership 2011-2012 fifteenth annual report, statistical supplement. Children’s Institute Technical Report T13-002.

Allan, M., Montes, G., Brugger, L., & Moore, S. (2013). Impact of curtailed funding. Children’s Institute Technical Report T13-001.


2012

Story, M., Hightower, A.D., MacGowan, A., Van Wagner, G., Brugger, L., & Lotyczewski, B.S. (2012). Rochester Early Childhood Assessment Partnership 2011-2012 fifteenth annual report. Children’s Institute Technical Report T12-016. Presentation

Taylor, C., Hightower, A.D., MacGowan, A., Van Wagner, G., Brugger, L., & Lotyczewski, B.S. (2012). Rochester Early Childhood Assessment Partnership 2010-2011 fourteenth annual report, statistical supplement. Children’s Institute Technical Report T12-002.

Peterson, S.M. & Weber, M. (2012). Partners in Family Child Care 2011-2012 Year 4 Report. Children’s Institute Technical Report T12-012.

Montes, G., Lotyczewski, B.S., & Hightower, A.D. (2012). Children’s Institute Early Cognitive Kindergarten Parent-Reported Screening Instrument (CI-ECKPSI): A two item parent-reported indicator that predicts academic performance 5 years later. Children's Institute Technical Report T12-021.

Montes, G., Lotyczewski, B.S., & Hightower, A.D. (2012). Children’s Institute Early Mathematics Kindergarten Parent-Reported Screening Instrument (CI-EMKPSI): A four item parent-reported indicator that predicts academic performance 5 years later. Children's Institute Technical Report T12-020.

Montes, G., Lotyczewski, B.S., & Hightower, A.D. (2012). Children’s Institute Early Self-Regulation Kindergarten Parent-Reported Screening Instrument (CI-ESRKPSI): A five item parent-reported indicator that predicts academic performance 5 years later. Children's Institute Technical Report T12-019.

Montes, G., Lotyczewski, B.S., & Hightower, A.D. (2012). Children’s Institute Early Literacy Kindergarten Parent-Reported Screening Instrument (CI-ELKPSI): A four item parent-reported indicator that predicts academic performance 5 years later. Children's Institute Technical Report T12-018.

Law, W., Montes, G., Hightower, A.D., Lotyczewski, B.S., & Halterman, J.S. (2012). Parent-Child Rating Scale (PCRS): A parent-reported questionnaire to assess social and emotional functioning in children. Children's Institute Technical Report T12-017.

Felding, S. (2012). Disparity in SED recovery during a system of care mental health transformation. Journal of Applied Social Science.

Allan, M.J., Webb, D., Brugger, L.S., Lotyczewski, B.S., Hightower, A.D., & Dumka, M. (2012). Evaluation of Hip-Hop to Health Jr. booster sessions in family child care settings. Children's Institute Technical Report T12-004.

Lotyczewski, B.S. & Montes, G. (2012). United Way after-school program evaluation. Children’s Institute Technical Report T12-06B.

Story, M.A., Moore, S., Brugger, L., & Lotyczewski, B.S. (2012). Greater Rochester After-School Alliance (GRASA) after-school assessment 2011-2012 seventh annual report. Children’s Institute Technical Report T12-015.

Story, M.A., Moore, S., Brugger, L., & Lotyczewski, B.S. (2012). Rochester After-School Academy 21st Century Community Learning Centers 2011-2012 program quality assessment. Children’s Institute Technical Report T12-014.

Lotyczewski, B.S. (2012). Community Place 2011-12 after school program data summary. Children’s Institute Technical Report T12-005.