High stakes quality measures in early care and education

August 31, 2016

High stakes quality measures in early care and education

Reconsidering the evidence

This presentation discusses the challenge of using observational quality rating tools and accountability systems and strategies to address them. IGPA Expert Rachel Gordon delivered the presentation to the National Research Conference on Early Childhood on July 13, 2016.

The presentation discusses highlights from research findings, including: 

The general importance of freshly considering the evidence base specifically for each use of a measure (high stakes, professional development, research, and self assessment)

Current measures in high stakes use: Do they predict large school readiness gains? Do they sharply measure constructs aligned with readiness gains? Are they constructed for maximal precision (high signal vs. noise)?


Research Area: Social Policy

Policy Initiative: Early Investments

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