ERIC Number: ED455932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Assessing Program Quality. NCEDL Spotlights, No. 7.
National Center for Early Development & Learning, Chapel Hill, NC.
This report discusses a new assessment tool being developed by researchers at the National Center for Early Development and Learning (NCEDL) for assessing early intervention program quality. The Early Intervention Services Assessment Scale (EISAS) is designed to comprehensively assess the quality of early intervention services provided to young children with disabilities and their families. The two versions to the EISAS are detailed: a program version, focusing on assessment, intervention planning, service provision, transition, and administration; and a parent version, focusing on child and family assessment, intervention planning, early intervention services, transition, and administration. The report delineates unresolved issues and challenges, including whether childcare quality research provides a useful framework for understanding early intervention quality and whether the measure can be used broadly across different programs throughout the country. (KB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Intervention, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques, Program Evaluation, Research Needs, Young Children
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, CB #8185, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185. Tel: 919-966-0867; Web site: http://www.ncedl.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Early Development & Learning, Chapel Hill, NC.
Note: Excerpted from "Defining and Measuring Quality in Early Intervention Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and their Families: Challenges and Unresolved Issues" by Lynette S. Aytch, Debby Cryer, Donald B. Bailey, Jr., and Laurie Selz, which appeared in the January 1999 issue of "Early Education & Development."