Thirty-nine states include indicators related to assessment in their QRIS. The most common features are the use of child assessments to guide curriculum planning (65%) and the use of child assessments to guide individualization (60%). The most commonly used assessment is Teaching Strategies-Gold Assessment (TS-Gold) (40%), followed by High/Scope Preschool Child Observation Record (COR) (21%) and High/Scope Infant-Toddler Child Observation Record (COR) (19%). Assessment tools other than what is listed are used by just under half of states (47%). These include assessments such as Early Learning Scale and HELP (Hawaii Early Learning Profile).
The most commonly used child assessment review process is the Crosswalk with state's Early Learning Guidelines (23%). More than one-third of states use other review processes (40%).