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Learn More about BrightStars’ New Environment Rating Scale Reports

In order to better support programs, BrightStars has recently revised their Environment Rating Scale (ERS) reports and supplementary materials. These revisions reflect a thorough review of several QRIS and their report systems. The new reports are different in three important ways: 1) The reports are more customized to the specific classroom observed, 2) the reports focus specifically on areas where programs can make the most meaningful improvements and less on sanitation and procedures and 3) they reports have further integrated positive feedback so that programs can reflect on practices they may wish to continue or expand.

As always, the data contained in ERS reports is intended to provide programs with objective feedback to help guide quality improvement; programs decide what areas are their own priorities.

View the new Interpreting BrightStars Environment Rating Scale Scores and Reports Guide

For more information about the ERS Tools, visit the Environment Rating Scales Institute (ERSi) website.

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