Alignment of the Arkansas Teacher Excellence and Support System to Other Measures of Prekindergarten Teacher Performance

Arkansas' Teacher Excellence and Support System (TESS) provides statewide teacher evaluation for grades K–12. To assess the validity of using TESS as a measure of preK teacher performance, REL Southwest assisted our Arkansas Prekindergarten Research Alliance in developing a crosswalk that compares TESS with two widely used preschool evaluation instruments: the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-3) and the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS™) Pre-K. The results show the alignment between the three instruments' domains, dimensions, and criteria.

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Project overview and crosswalk

This document provides a detailed description of the project and the full findings of the crosswalk content review.

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Crosswalk summary

This one-page handout summarizes the key findings of the crosswalk content review.

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Project poster

This poster provides a high-level overview of the project.