Division for Early Childhood. (2014). DEC recommended practices in early intervention/earlychildhood special education 2014. Retrieved from http://www.dec-sped.org/recommendedpractices
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 https://www.pbis.org/research
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). http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/pscape.pdf
The Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, Ages Birth to Five (Revised 20150). Available at https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/school-readiness/article/head-start-early-learning-outcomes-framework
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. http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/occasional_papers/2012/RAND_OP364.sum.pdf