Presch oo l Quality Assessment. Oct 29, 2012 8:30-12:30 Self Assessment after lunch. Agenda. 8:30 Welcome and review Agenda What is the PQA PQA Statewide Data Report 2008-09, 2009-10 (Mid Year Report) Michigan’s roadmap to Early Care and Education Program Quality Improvement (Paris)
Oct 29, 2012
Self Assessment after lunch
8:30 Welcome and review Agenda
Questions and Answers/ Evaluations for AM session
Return after lunch and complete the PQA Self Assessment on line
In order to evaluate and understand children's performance and progress, we need to measure the educational experiences that the programs they attend are providing.
Programs, rather than children, should be held accountable for learning. To help programs meet these obligations, educators need valid tools to assess how well their programs promote learning in all areas of development.
Valid assessment instruments can guarantee that we are looking at the right ingredients of quality. They give us the information to evaluate whether we are achieving appropriate levels of quality, and if not, where and how we can improve.
HighScope has comprehensive program quality assessment tools for the preschool and youth levels.
High Scope -http://www.highscope.org/Content.asp?ContentId=79
Program quality, like child development, has many dimensions.
Structural components — the classroom:
how the learning environment is set up and what happens during the program day.
Process — how adults interact with children and plan and carry out meaningful learning experiences. Ways in which staff relate to parents, one another, and the community can affect children and are part of the quality process. Finally, agency-wide factors influence what happens in the classroom and directly or indirectly impact children.
The Preschool Program Quality Assessment (PQA) is a rating instrument designed to evaluate the quality of early childhood programs and identify staff training needs.
The Preschool PQA is reliable and valid and is appropriate for use in all center-based early childhood settings, including but not limited to those using the High Scope educational approach.
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