Comparative Analysis of 10 States Early Learning Standards

The advent of new approaches to the assessment of young children has fueled new interest in the linkages between such assessments and early learning standards.  To better understand the precise content of states early learning standards, NCCF, with colleagues from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, are examining the content of 10 states’ standards to discern their commonalities and differences.  Investigating the five dimensions of learning (physical and motor development, social and emotional development, approaches toward learning, language and communications, and cognitive development) and general knowledge, the analysis examined not only the standards associated with each, but the related indicators to discern if the standards were being operationalized similarly.  Results from the study will be used to guide the development of improved early childhood assessment and improved state standards.

Common Early Learning and Development Standards Analysis for the North Carolina EAG Consortium

Funding Sources: BUILD Initiative and Heising-Simons Foundation

Contact: Sharon Lynn Kagan, Ed.D.