QRIS Ratings and Outcomes: Psychometric Issues and Validation

Sandra Soliday Hong
Terri J. Sabol
Mon, 02/23/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

The BUILD Initiative and the QRIS National Learning Network hosted the 20th webinar in our "Let's Talk" series, QRIS Ratings and Outcomes: Psychometric Issues and Validation:

QRIS ratings are designed to incorporate many quality indicators which are related to multiple goals and outcomes. This webinar provided guidance from a psychometric perspective on how to design QRIS ratings that are aligned with the construct they are designed to represent and their intended outcomes.

Speaker Biographies:

Sandra Soliday Hong is an Investigator at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research examines the association between the quality of early care and education and the school-readiness and social development of low-income children and dual language learners, with a focus on implications for QRIS. Dr. Soliday Hong completed her Ph.D. in Education at the University of California, Los Angeles, where was a collaborator during the development of the Los Angeles County Quality Rating and Improvement System.

Terri J. Sabol is an Assistant Professor in Human Development and Social Policy at the School of Education and Social Policy, and Faculty Associate at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology. Terri’s research focuses on early childhood education policy and practice, with a specific focus on how to measure and improve the quality of early childhood education programs and classrooms within state and federal contexts.

Presentation Recording: http://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=2qipyz