Resource Materials

Kentucky STARS for KIDS NOW Process Evaluation - Alternative Rating Structures

NAEYC Trend Briefs:  These trend briefs share data collected through the NAEYC Accreditation process and connect the findings to early childhood research trends. The analysis of this data tells the story of successful approaches used by high quality programs.    Trend briefs include:

- Teaching: Accreditation of Programs for Young Children Standard 3  

- Assessment of Child Progress: Accreditation of Programs for Young Children Standard 4

- Relationships: Accreditation of Programs for Young Children Standard 1

- Supporting Cultural Competence: Accreditation of Programs for Young Children Cross-Cutting Theme in Program Standards

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.

Tools and Initiatives Supported in States for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) (click on document title or on link below). Email 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.

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)

Session Two Homework - Assessment Tools used by Learning Table States (click on document title or on link below)

State QRIS Profiles - Learning Table Participating States (click on document title or on link)

The QRIS Resource Guide is intended as a tool for States and communities to explore key issues and decision points during the planning and implementation of a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) The Guide is divided into nine sections. Each section contains a set of questions, with guidance for addressing the questions, for States to consider and discuss when planning, implementing, or revising a QRIS. The sections can stand alone, but it is recommended that the whole Guide be read in its entirety before starting to use it in a planning process. The Guide gives examples throughout the sections to illustrate strategies States used to develop and implement their QRIS, plus publications and other resources on specific topics.