The Temporary Assessment Process
provides an alternative to the typical ECERS-R, ITERS-R, SACERS-U, or FCCERS-R assessments during the pandemic when lengthy observations are not possible. If you have questions about your program's eligibility to participate in the Temporary Assessment Process, contact your DCDEE Child Care Consultant.
The Temporary Assessment Process includes two parts that together represent many of the broader aspects of classroom and program quality that are addressed by the Environment Rating Scales (ERS).
- The first part is a Reflective Self-Study that addresses content areas for items that cannot be observed and scored currently.
- The second part is a Modified Assessment that includes scoring selected items on the Environment Rating Scales.
Each part must be fully completed to earn more than two points in the Program Standards component of the Star Rated License. When traditional assessments resume, all items will be scored using the typical requirements and assessment procedures.