Tracking Quality in Head Start Classrooms: FACES 2006 to FACES 2014 (Technical Report)
- Average scores on the two factors of the ECERS-R improve across cohorts, including from FACES 2006 to 2014 and from FACES 2009 to 2014.
- CLASS Instructional Support scores increase from FACES 2006 to 2014, and there are fewer classrooms scoring in the low range.
- The percentage of classrooms with a teacher who has a bachelor’s degree or higher increases from FACES 2006 to 2014.
- Changes in teacher characteristics that we examined accounted for only 15 percent of the trends in observed classroom quality.
Head Start: The Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation