Best practices in creating and adapting quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) rating scales
The brief summarizes an analysis that uses the data from six large studies of early care and education to simulate state QRIS ratings. The results suggest that QRIS ratings can achieve their desired goal of predicting gains in child outcomes when attention is paid to the psychometric principles of scale development including: dimensionality (ensuring that a scale represents one, not multiple dimensions), selecting items with strong evidence, and scoring items using established criteria for cut points. (author abstract)
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Child Care and Early Education Policy and Research Analysis Project (CCEEPRA)
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