As a part of the FACES study*, Mathematica Policy Research designed and conducted a study to assess the extent to which using different observation measures and protocols to evaluate classroom quality may affect (1) the resulting scores and (2) the reliability of the measures.
Anne Mitchell, co-founder of the Alliance for Early Childhood Finance, has created an Excel workbook called “GenericCostModel-Center2012”. This workbook is a cost modeling tool for a center-based ECE program.
This chart from the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership details the director-level credentialing requirements in each state’s professional development and quality rating and improvement systems.
Drawn from an analysis of the 2010 Compendium of Quality Rating Systems and Evaluations, this chart provides an overview of frequent questions from states in regard to key process, policy and procedural issues that often arise from states during the development, implementation and expansion of th
This document is the final version of the Washington State QRIS Quality Standards, now completed after a 2-year field test process. Promoting child outcomes and school readiness is at the core of the framework.
This document reflects lessons learned, recommendations and modifications from the two-year Seeds to Success Field Test conducted to create a final version of the Washington State QRIS Quality Standards. The field test process provided an opportunity to test quality standards as well as system supports and capacity necessary to implement to scale. The attached table details recommendations from local participants and community leads and the University of Washington.
This 50-state matrix (as well as the District of Columbia) provides data on the status of states in establishing early learning guidelines and inclusion of curriculum and child assessment in standards established within their state quality rating and improvement systems.
Most state QRIS use measures of program quality applicable to the age range served. This document identifies the program quality tool each state uses, how the assessment is used in the QRIS, and how the assessment is linked to program quality improvement.