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Widely used measures of pre-k classroom quality: What we know, gaps in the field, and promising new directions


Observational tools for measuring classroom quality have been used in the early childhood field for decades. The two most widely used measures are the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-3 and ECERS-R) and the Classroom Assessment and Improvement System (CLASS): Pre-K. Versions of these measures are available for younger and older age groups as well as for use in home-based family child care. The focus of this brief is on measures used in center-based pre-K settings. (author abstract)

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