(21.) There is disagreement over whether ECERS
measures the important aspects of quality, but this study reveals big variation between centers nonetheless.
The results indicated that centers evaluating with ECERS
showed statistically significant improvement in the activities category.
La encuesta ECERS
fue la primera, pero ahora presenta los datos de las ultimas ediciones en un formato distinto (con agrupaciones de edad bienales) al que se utilizo en las publicaciones de los resultados de las tres primeras (con datos de edad estratificados ano a ano).
Of the three most widely used measures of quality in the field of early education--the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS
), the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and those of the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)--none pays much heed to whether the "graduates" of preschool programs are ready for academic success in kindergarten and beyond.
ECERS-R has been used in many studies, has high reliability, high validity, and has a long history of research showing that quality as measured by the ECERS
has predictive validity.
Figures 4 and 5 show the variability in ECERS
subscale ratings within one site.
This figure lists sample self-assessment items and their relationships to the Principles and Standards as well as the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS