Supplemental Materials

Division for Early Childhood. (2014). DEC recommended practices in early intervention/earlychildhood special education 2014. Retrieved from

Horner, R.H., Sugai, G., & Lewis, T. Sugai, G. (May, 2009April, 2015).  Is school-wide positive behavior support an evidence-based practice?School‐wide positive behavior support and response to intervention. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut, OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Retrieved from


For information on core principles and recommended practices related to assessment and instruction in early childhood, see the following sources:

NAEYC/NAECS/SDE (2003). Early childhood curriculum, assessment, and program evaluation: Building an effective, accountable system in programs for children birth through age 8. A Joint Position Statement of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education (NAECS/SDE).

The Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, Ages Birth to Five (Revised 20150). Available at

IRIS Module on RTI

Moving to Outcomes: Approaches to incorporating child assessments into state early childhood quality rating and improvement systems.

Rand Report, a guidance to states related to QRIS specifically and quality improvement more broadly.