This compendium was developed to provide a consistent framework with which to review the existing measures of the quality of early care and education settings. It includes information on child outcome measures in the following domains: approaches to learning, general cognitive skills, language, literacy, math, ongoing observations, social-emotional functioning, and Early Head Start.
This compendium reviews technical information provided by developers regarding the reliability and validity of 8 commonly used child assessments and 10 developmental screening tools and translates this information into user-friendly language.
Over the past few years, interest in assessing children as they enter kindergarten has gained momentum in states. The Center for Applied Research at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has developed this guidance to support states’ development and implementation of kindergarten readiness assessment systems.
This compendium reviews technical information provided by developers regarding the reliability and validity of 8 commonly used child assessments and 10 developmental screening tools and translates this information into user-friendly language. The compendium also aims to increase awareness about reliability and validity and how to evaluate whether an instrument is reliable and valid for the population and purpose for which it will be used.
This review of the literature is one of several components of the Measurement Development: Quality of Caregiver-Child Interaction for Infants and Toddlers (Q-CCIIT) project. The main purpose of the Q-CCIIT project is to develop a new measure to assess the quality of caregiver-child interactions within varied non-parental care settings for infants and toddlers. This review describes previous work on both parent-child interactions and quality measures used in early care settings serving infants and toddlers.
The Toolkit is an informational resource for state administrators, child care and early education practitioners, and other stakeholders on how QRISs work; why it is important to conduct evaluation of QRISs; and on how to plan and design an evaluation of QRISs.
The purpose of this Brief is to highlight issues and recommendations for conducting program observations as part of a QRIS. Some of the issues in this brief apply to all early care and education settings, including family child care homes; others apply only to center-based programs with multiple classrooms. The first section of the Brief includes considerations when selecting a quality measurement tool. The second section describes issues related to hiring and training individuals to conduct