Report: State-Funded PreK Policies on External Classroom Observations: Issues and Status (Educational Testing Service)

More and more, classroom observation data are being used to inform key decisions in programs serving young children. The Educational Testing Service recently released a report, State-Funded PreK Policies on External Classroom Observations: Issues and Status (2014) by Debra J. Ackerman, which examines PreK classroom observation policies across the country, the protocols being used, and how often such data are collected from classrooms. The author also discusses the validity and reliability challenges that are inherent in relying on classroom observation score data for a variety of low- and high-stakes decisions.

Read the report here.