All About ECERS-R

All About ECERS-R

All About the ECERS-R
A detailed guide in words and pictures

By Debby Cryer, Thelma Harms and Cathy Riley

2003, Kaplan Early Learning Company

Paperback, 464 pages
ISBN 0-88076-610-7

All About the ECERS-R is a resource guide to be used with the ECERS-R that gives important information on:

  • why each item is important;
  • what is needed to meet the requirements of each item; and
  • how to score.


With increased use of the ECERS-R has come great variation in interpretation of the scale's requirements, so that scores across observers do not mean the same thing. All About the ECERS-R provides the information needed for accurate and stable interpretation of the scale.

The book can be used to ensure accurate ECERS-R assessment by:

  • early childhood practitioners, to improve classroom quality;
  • technical assistance staff, wanting to provide guidance to practitioners;
  • licensing staff, who need to evaluate the quality of a program; and
  • researchers, who need to use the scale correctly and reliably.

The format of the book is organized to match the format of the ECERS-R, by subscale, item and indicator. It gives clear, print explanations of how each indicator within each item is to be interpreted. More than 700 color photographs of real-world settings, with captions, illustrate the text.

Order directly from Kaplan's website or by calling Kaplan at 800-334-2014, or faxing at 800-452-7526.