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Document Number: 9601

Multiple Purposes for Measuring Quality in Early Childhood Settings: Implications for Collecting and Communicating Information on Quality - This brief emphasizes the need to articulate the purpose of assessment and to make decisions accordingly. Even though experts caution against using the same quality measure for multiple purposes, this brief recognizes that many states and communities may have to do just that due to limited resources. It describes four concerns regarding this practice and offers possible steps to alleviate--though not eliminate --them. (Child Trends, May 2009)...

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