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Early Learning Scale: Technical Report


September 1, 2010
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This technical report from NIEER researchers on the Early Learning Scale offers information on the use and reliability of the instrument and on the validity of the data.

By Shannon Riley-Ayers, Kwanghee Jung, and Ellen C. Frede
(September 2010)

This technical report from NIEER researchers on the Early Learning Scale, a performance-based assessment measure that uses student data collected through observation and work sampling, offers information on the use and reliability of the instrument and on the validity of the data. The Early Learning Scale was developed by NIEER in response to requests by educators for a “comprehensive, standards-based assessment system capable of informing instruction and making an impact on teaching and learning.”

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