Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Become a pilot site for the new IQPPS Standards

Early Childhood Preschool Programs School districts along with their community partners are invited to volunteer to participate in the pilot of the Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards (IQPPS) Desk Audit for fall 2017. Communication about this opportunity was sent to district superintendents in February. School administrators need to share this information with community-based preschool programs that are following IQPPS as a Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program community partner or a community site providing early childhood special education services. Participation in the IQPPS desk audit pilot is voluntary. The 2017-18 IQPPS desk audit pilot will determine usability and any adjustments prior to scaling statewide. The IQPPS desk audit will be based on a selection of criteria from the revised IQPPS (2017). Similar to the Universal Desk Audit for K-12, the IQPPS desk audit will open in September and is due on Dec. 15.

In addition, the IQPPS Desk Audit will be accessible through Consolidated Accountability and Support application (CASA). Information will be provided in CASA and on the Differentiated Accountability web page regarding the evidence districts participating in the pilot will need to provide for the IQPPS Desk Audit. A webinar recording on this topic will be posted to the Differentiated Accountability webpage at a later time. District superintendents may respond to the survey to indicate availability and eligibility for district programs and their community partners to participate in the IQPPS desk audit pilot for 2017-18.

Survey responses are due March 31. Only districts who are interested in participation in the IQPPS desk audit pilot need to respond to the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BYHGVLP. For questions about the IQPPS Desk Audit pilot, contact Jennifer Adkins at 515-725-2219 or jennifer.adkins@iowa.gov

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