Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale, Revised Edition (ITERS-R)
The MA QRIS is using the ITERS-R as a measurement tool for all center-based/ school-based programs that serve infants and toddlers at Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4. For updates and additional clarifications for the ITERS-R, visit the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute website http://ers.fpg.unc.edu/.
Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, Revised Edition (ECERS-R)
The MA QRIS is using the ECERS-R as a measurement tool for all center-based/ school based programs serving preschool- age children at Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4. For updates and additional clarifications for the ECERS-R, visit the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute website http://ers.fpg.unc.edu/.
Program Administration Scale (PAS)
The MA QRIS is using the PAS as a measurement tool which is required for all center-based/ school-based programs participating in QRIS at Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4. View more information about PAS.
Strengthening Families Program Self-Assessment
Strengthening Families Self-Assessment includes: Self-Assessment, Protective Factors Survey, and Staff Survey. This tool is required for center-based/ school-based, FCC, and Afterschool/Out of School Time Programs participating in QRIS at Level 2. For more Info about the Strengthening Families Self Assessment Tools: http://www.strengtheningfamilies.net/index.php/online_resources/guide_assess/category/self_assessment/
Teacher-Child Interaction Observational Tools
Center-based /School-based Programs participating in QRIS are required to use one of the following Teacher-Child Interaction Observational tools:
Arnett -Caregiver Interaction Scale (Arnett/CIS)
The Arnett has 26 items that measure the emotional tone, discipline style, and responsiveness of the caregiver in the classroom. The Arnett should be completed for each individual educator and may be downloaded as a PDF through the EEC website. Download: Arnett (English) , Arnett (Spanish) , Arnett (Haitian Creole) , Arnett (Korean) .
The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)
The CLASS is a tool for observing and assessing the qualities of interactions among teachers and children in classrooms. It measures the emotional, organizational, and instructional supports provided by educators that are known from research to contribute to children's social development and academic achievement. Programs participating in QRIS should conduct a CLASS observation for each classroom or group setting. All Educators present should be included in the observation process that leads to creating CLASS scores for teacher-child interactions. For more info about CLASS http://www.teachstone.org/about-the-class/
A free webinar developed for by ACF is also available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/ecdh/eecd/Assessment/Classroom%20Assessment%20Scoring%20System%20(CLASS)/ClassroomAssessm.htm