The Measurement Library is a collection of measurement tools to assess children’s learning and holistic development and service provider quality in crisis contexts. The tools are meant to help education practitioners generate high-quality data to inform program planning and review.
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The purpose for which you ultimately want to use the data should inform your choice of measures. Choosing a measure that is not fit for purpose can result in data that is not useful, usable, and meaningful.
These measures are used for studying the different factors that shape children's development, which helps you better design and assess your program.
These measures are used for observing and determining the skills and competencies children and practitioners have developed, and for providing feedback to direct service providers and teachers on how to adjust programming and practice.
These measures are used for observing and determining whether or not those who are enrolled in your program are making the gains you hoped to see.
These measures are used for observing and determining whether a program is being implemented as designed and intended.
These measures are used for identifying individuals who may need further support, including further testing and/or diagnosis.
Referring to your program logframe, theory of change, and curriculum/standards can help guide your selection of what you want to measure. We have measures on the site that are designed to assess some of these competencies, and are working on reviewing many more.
Academic Subject Matter Skills
Includes math, literacy, sciences, and other subjects that a student would receive a grade in class on; related skills like academic engagement or collaborative problem solving can be found under Social-Emotional Skills.
Includes anxiety, depression, internalizing and externalizing behaviors, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), hyperactivity, ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), conduct disorder, psychopathology, etc.
Physical Skills and Health
Includes nutrition, health knowledge and practice, safety knowledge and practice, gross, fine, and perceptual motor skills, physical activity, sexual health, hygiene, illness and disease prevention.
Program Implementation and Quality
Includes fidelity of implementation, dosage, quality of implementation, and other features of how services are delivered.
Cognitive regulation/function, emotional skills, social skills, values, perspectives, identity