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2012 Implementation. It’s finally here!. Goals. Goal: to implement QUALITYstarsNY in high needs communities in NYS State Education Department (SED) funding to engage programs and providers in communities with Persistently Lowest Achieving schools Private funding to expand implementation

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2012 implementation

2012 Implementation

It’s finally here!

  • Goal: to implement QUALITYstarsNY in high needs communities in NYS
    • State Education Department (SED) funding to engage programs and providers in communities with Persistently Lowest Achieving schools
    • Private funding to expand implementation
    • Public funding to support field test sites
participation criteria
Participation Criteria
  • Licensed, registered or regulated program or provider
    • Center- and family-based providers licensed/registered with OCFS or NYC DOHMH
    • Registered/licensed UPK and Head Start classrooms in CBOs and public schools
    • 4410/preschool special education programs
    • SED registered nursery schools
  • Priority in selection will be made to programs:
    • Located in the priority zip codes
    • Operating for at least two years
    • Serving at least 25% low-income children
participating communities
Participating Communities

*Select zip codes in each community will be prioritized in the selection process; former field test sites in all communities are eligible to participate





Yonkers, Poughkeepsie

New York City

Long Island

standards self study
Standards Self-Study
  • Orientation to the standards
  • Support through standard interpretation, documentation identification, and documentation submission
  • ERS training support
  • Workforce Registry Support
  • There are two main independent observation tools
    • Environment Rating Scales (ERS)
      • Points are awarded based on the results of ERS observations. To be rated at the Three Star level or higher, programs must have independent ERS observations and obtain an average score of 4.25 or higher.
    • Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)
      • CLASS observations scores are not factored into the standards or the points. Programs rated at Star Four or Star Five will have independent CLASS observations and the results of these observations will be included in the teacher’s and the program’s quality improvement plans.
quality improvement
Quality Improvement
  • Quality Improvement Specialist support
    • QI Specialists will meet with programs to discuss the standards and assessment results
  • Quality Improvement Plan
    • Together the QI Specialist and the program administrator will develop a plan for improvement with goals and action steps
  • Professional development and resources for improvement
    • Funds will be available to support the professional development needs of the staff and to support the enhancement of the learning environment
the rating process
The Rating Process
  • Site gets provisional star rating
  • Site applies to participate
  • Site is selected to participate
  • Site submits application for rating and documentation
  • Site staff completes profile in the Workforce Registry

ERS is conducted if applicable

  • Site creates a QIP and engages in quality improvement
  • Site is assigned a baseline rating
incentives and supports
Incentives and Supports
  • At least $500 to purchase supplies and materials identified in the QIP
  • QUALITY Scholars funds will be available for professional development including training and coursework
  • Dedicated Quality Improvement Specialist support
participant expectations
Participant Expectations
  • Attend orientation sessions in July
  • Staff enter qualifications and experience in Workforce Registry and submit appropriate documentation
  • Complete all required paperwork
  • Work with Quality Improvement Specialists
  • Proper use of funds and resources
application selection
Application & Selection
  • Online application
  • Deadline to apply: June 30, 2012 @ 5pm
  • Selections will be made in early July 2012
  • All selections will be made by QUALITYstarsNY, not the recruiting agency
  • Programs and providers will represent a diversity of program types, modalities, sizes and locations