Resources For Measuring Services And Outcomes In Head Start Programs Serving Infants And Toddlers

Head Start programs that serve pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers should develop a performance measurement plan. Program managers and evaluation staff can learn how to develop a plan that includes existing screening and assessment activities required by the Head Start Program Performance Standards. Profiles of screening and assessment instruments and a checklist for choosing the correct screening and assessment tool are included.

The following report is provided courtesy of the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation at www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre.

The report discusses the importance and development of a comprehensive plan and presents profiles of instruments that may be useful to programs. Because the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation anticipated that the report will be used under different circumstances for different purposes, they included the background information in a book format to enable users to search for the sections and measures that apply to them. This format will also support the continued evolution of the document, which is intended to be a "living" document to which information on new instruments can be added, through which new tools and approaches can be shared, and in which other resources that individual programs find useful can be compiled. These materials will be most useful when used in consultation with an assessment expert.

Select here to download a copy of the report. [PDF, 8.72MB]

Resources For Measuring Services And Outcomes In Head Start Programs Serving Infants And Toddlers. HHS/ACF/OPRE. 2003. English.

Last Reviewed: November 2012

Last Updated: August 10, 2015