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Preschool Program Quality Assessment (PQA) Starter Pak, Second Edition

Preschool Program Quality Assessment (PQA) Starter Pak, Second Edition
Preschool Program Quality Assessment (PQA) Starter Pak, Second Edition
Catalog #: N-P1203SET
ISBN: 978-1-57379-134-2
Price: $27.95
Product Details


The Preschool PQA is a rating instrument designed to evaluate the quality of early childhood programs and identify staff training needs. This second edition offers a completely revised format and scoring system for ease of use and greater accuracy. Developed by HighScope Educational Research Foundation, the Preschool PQA is appropriate for use in all center-based early childhood settings, including but not limited to those using the HighScope educational approach. The Preschool PQA is an all-in-one program evaluation system with the following features:
  • Assesses key aspects of program quality, including 63 quality dimensions in 7 domains: adult-child interaction, learning environment, daily routine, curriculum planning and assessment, parent involvement and family services, staff qualifications and development, and program management.
  • Includes both classroom- and agency-level items, each rated on a 5-point scale. In this edition, quality indicators are listed separately for each item, making observation and scoring easier and more accurate.
  • Reflects research-based and field-tested "best practices" in early childhood education and care.
  • Can be aligned with the Head Start Program Performance Standards using a special guide provided in the Preschool PQA Administration Manual.
  • Provides reliable, scientifically validated assessment proven in a wide range of early childhood programs and settings.
  • Can be used as a basis for program accreditation, reporting, monitoring, and training


Starter Pak contains 1 Administration Manual, 1 Form A—Classroom Items, 1 Form B—Agency Items. PQA Administration Manual has special section for Head Start programs, soft cover, 36 pages; PQA Form A—Classroom Items, soft cover, 52 pages; PQA Form B—Agency Items, soft cover, 36 pages.

 - This set is included in Step Three of the