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Assessment Resources

Assessment Resources

MT has Assessors who are trained and reliable in the following scales:

  • Environment Rating Scales
    • Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-R (ECERS-R)
    • Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale-R (ITERS-R)
    • Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale-R (FCCERS-R)
  • Program/Business Rating Scales
    • Program Administration Scale (PAS) – Centers
    • Business Administration Scale (BAS) – Family/Group

Assessors understand the importance of fairness, and were selected through an application and interview process, and could demonstrate availability and limited conflicts of interest.  New programs will receive a baseline assessment.  That report will be sent directly to the STARS consultant to review with the program. Formal assessments occur at STAR 3, STAR 4, and STAR 5 at each occurrence and annually (or every other year once a program has been at STAR 5 for one year).

Montana specific notes for the ERS Scales, Program and Business Administration Scales are updated in September and April.

ERS/PAS/BAS Additional and Montana Notes

The complete versions include both the Authors Notes for Clarification and the Montana Notes. For Montana Notes only, see the links below:

Montana Notes

Author's Notes and Montana Notes Combined