Professor Jon Korfmacher is the research director and principal investigator for a study focused on developing a practical and reliable tool for measuring program quality across different models of home visiting for families with infants and young children.
The project will develop and field test a measure that can be used as both a self-assessment and a tool for external evaluation. Such a measure will provide home visiting providers a mechanism to improve the quality and accountability of their programming. It will also assist policy makers and early childhood funders in determining if they are making investments in quality programs.
The project is a collaboration with the Milwaukee Children’s Hospital and Health System Child Abuse Prevention Fund and Performance Works of Wisconsin. It is funded by the Pew Home Visiting Campaign, a project of the Pew Center on the States.