651. What Does the Data Tell Us? The Evolution of Environment Rating Scale (ERS) Use Within QRIS
|Date:||Thursday July 14, 2016|
|Time:||8:30 AM - 10:00 AM|
|Location:||Grand Salon 24 (1st floor)|
|Speakers:|| Kelly Brennan, Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children
Denise Jenson, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
Megan Showalter, Pennsylvania Key
QRISs use classroom assessment tools to gather data on quality daily practices that support better child outcomes, which can inform professional development, technical assistance/coaching, and program policy. Three states will explore how ERS data has informed practices and policies, uncovered areas of unmet need, and signaled changes should be considered through their QRIS journeys. Challenges, lessons learned, and considerations for preparing early learning programs for QRIS changes will be shared.