5.3 ITERS PROJECT
You can locate the ITERS project in the Course Projects Folder. Either you complete the “Old-fashioned” ITERS project by accessing a classroom serving children between the ages of birth and 18 months OR complete the Alternative ITERS if you are not able to access a program
“OLD FASHIONED ITERS”
You will need access to a program with classrooms serving children between birth and eighteen months of age.
Review the second video in the PAS Project folder to find out how to scan and upload the ITERS — essentially just like the PAS. Scoring on the ITERS is also like the PAS
(if they get a no on 1 you stop; then follow the “yeses” — must get all of one level (all 3’s) and over half of the next level (half of the 5s) in order to score the middle score (so all of 3 and over half of 5 is scored a 4. You must score yeses for 5 to get a 5, then more than half of 7 to earn a 6).
Complete the answer sheet (there are extra sheets available in the supplemental links on the ITERS project Folder first “page”. You can use one of those to complete your review if you would prefer to keep your book “clean”. They would also be easier to scan than the book pages.
Scan and upload your completed ITERS score sheets. Then answer the following reflection questions.
- What does the ITERS tool tell us about the typical childâ€™s experiences in the classroom? How is that information useful or meaningful to program administrators? (25 points)
- The ERS scales were initially developed as tools for program improvement. Describe, using at least two different, specific indicators, how the ITERS could help a program administrator engage in program improvement. (25 points)
- Given your experience in conducting an ITERS, would you recommend a program administrator with infant/toddler classrooms use the ITERS as a tool for program improvement? Why or why not. Be specific. (75 points)
Please use template provided and I also attached the alternative project rubric incase you would rather use it.