Resource Materials

Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education Settings: A Compendium of Measures, Second Edition. This document is a comprehensive collection of information by Child Trends on a large number of program quality measures. Think of it as an encyclopedia of tools. It may be a helpful resource for the homework assignment. http://www.childtrends.org/Files//Child_Trends-2010_03_10_FR_QualityCompendium.pdf

Tools and Initiatives Supported in States for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) (click on document title or on link below). http://qrisnetwork.org/sites/all/files/SessionTwoCQIResource.pdf Email dmathias@buildinitiative.org if there are other tools you think should be included in this document.

Classroom Quality in Numbers: Using Multiple Measures of Classroom Quality and the Effect on the Reliability and Validity     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. This "poster" provides an overview of what was learned from the study. http://qrisnetwork.org/sites/all/files/AssessmentToolPoster.pdf

List of Items Included in the Standard ECERS-R, FACES Subscales, and whether the Item is included in Short ECERS-R and the Two National Center for Early Development and Learning (NCEDL) Factors (click on document title or on link below)http://qrisnetwork.org/sites/all/files/SessionTwo-ERS%20and%20CLASS%20subscales%20related%20to%20Teaching-Learning.pdf

Session Two Homework - Assessment Tools used by Learning Table States  (click on document title or on link below) http://qrisnetwork.org/sites/all/files/SessionTwoHomeworkCompleted.pdf

State QRIS Profiles - Learning Table Participating States (click on document title or on link)  http://qrisnetwork.org/sites/all/files/StateProfiles_0.pdf