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Document Number: 11188

State-Funded PreK Policies on External Classroom Observations: Issues and Status - As more states fund PreK to enhance school readiness, accountability becomes a greater issue in terms of cost and program quality. In the absence of standardized tests, classroom observation of preschoolers takes on greater importance. Which protocol is used? How capable are observers of generating reliable data? How often should these observations take place? This report provides a detailed analysis and description of classroom observation policies for 27 state-funded programs from the 2012-13 school year. (Debra J. Ackerman, Educational Testing Service, February 2014)...

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