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ERIC Number: EJ834014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1524-0754
Assessment and Program Accountability in Early Childhood Education: Lessons Learned in Ohio
Boat, Mary; Zorn, Debbie; Austin, James T.
NHSA Dialog, v8 n1 p5-15 Mar 2005
Ensuring that children, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, start school ready to learn is an important goal. This paper presents lessons learned from the state of Ohio's multi-year program to develop a standards-based assessment system for programs delivering state-funded early childhood education (ECE) through programs receiving public dollars such as the federally funded Head Start and state- funded preschool programs. Its program, called the "Ohio Indicators of Success Initiative" (IOS), was designed to collect data that could be used to improve the quality of state-funded ECE programs in Ohio and to hold these programs accountable for child outcomes. A significant proportion of ECE programs are Head Start programs. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio