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Use this checklist of assessment documents to help you prepare the appropriate documentation for your Alabama Quality STARs assessment.

  • Full Guidelines
    • Description: The overall manual for the Alabama Quality STARs program. These guidelines may be periodically updated with new information.
  • Verification Manual
    • Description: This is the Best Practice Rubric with more detailed information on what specialists will be looking to find for each indicator. Directors should gather the documentation and organize it in a box or binder labeled by Domain and Indicator prior to the specialist’s assessment visit.
  • Professional Credential and Classroom Checklist
    • Description: This checklist is for directors to complete. This checklist will help determine how many points on Domain 4 your program will receive. Use the Professional Lattice below for guidance. The class list will help us determine which CLASS tool to use based on the majority age within the classroom. Please make copies for each classroom.
  • Professional Lattice
    • Description: This lattice can be used for guidance on how to place your staff on the document above. The QRIS Specialist assigned to you will give support in using the lattice for QRIS requirements and answer any questions you may have.
  • Environmental Checklist-Infant
    • Description: Each infant classroom that is not evaluated using CLASS (unless it is the only infant classroom) will be evaluated using this checklist. This checklist goes with Indicator 5.1 on the Best Practice Rubric.
  • Environmental Checklist-Toddler
    • Description: Each toddler classroom that is not evaluated using CLASS (unless it is the only toddler classroom) will be evaluated using this checklist. This checklist goes with Indicator 5.1 on the Best Practice Rubric.
  • Environmental Checklist-PreSchool
    • Description: Each Preschool classroom that is not evaluated using CLASS (unless it is the only PreSchool classroom) will be evaluated using this checklist. This checklist goes with Indicator 5.1 on the Best Practice Rubric.

** When you have connected to AlaCEED, completed orientation, submitted your QRIS registration questionnaire, and been approved by DHR to move forward, you will receive an email stating your site has been enabled to request an assessment. You will request your assessment under the assessment tab in AlaCEED. You do not have to request your assessment as soon as you receive the email. We recommend gathering and organizing your documentation first before requesting your assessment in AlaCEED. Once you request your assessment, be prepared for a specialist to contact you to set up your assessment date within 5-30 days of your request.