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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...
Quality Rating Systems (QRS) are currently operating, under development or being piloted in over 25 states or local areas. As the QRS model becomes integrated into the landscape of child care and education service delivery, policy and the decisions...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2015
This resource was prepared in response to a request for information from a Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) State about which contractors RTT-ELC States were using to design and implement their validation studiesfor their State's...
Over the past few years, interest in assessing children as they enter kindergarten has gained momentum in states. The Center for Applied Research at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has developed this guidance to...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2011
The purpose of this document is to encourage high-quality QRIS evaluations by providing timely information on evaluation options to those who may be in positions to authorize, finance, design, and refine QRISs and other quality improvement efforts,...
State TA Resources are developed by ELC TA State Support Team members in response to requests from RTT-ELC States for information on topics related to the implementation of their grants. RTT-ELC Grantees That Incorporate Business Trainings for Child...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2016
A new survey development brief from the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research (UChicago Consortium), in partnership with the Ounce of Prevention Fund (Ounce), documents the adaptation and refinement of the UChicago Consortium’s K-12 Five...
The field of early childhood education continues to grapple with the issue of understanding quality in classrooms. The lack of clarity in definition (or conceptualization) and related ability to assess (or operationalize) quality has contributed to a...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2015
Updated information about all of the QRIS operating in the United States and its territories is on QRIScompendium.org. This fact sheet provides a descriptive analysis of how observational tools are being incorporated across all currently operating QRIS...
From Crawling to Walking: Ranking States on Birth- 3rd Grade Policies that Support Strong Readers, ranks states on 65 indicators in seven policy areas. The report found that most states are not taking a comprehensive approach when it comes to developing...