Technical Research Notes & Papers

Here are several Technical Research Notes and Papers updating, refining, and validating the differential monitoring, risk assessment and key indicator methodologies:

There is a very useful analytical technique which can be used with the above validation papers that I would suggest (Classification Matrix and Sensitivity Analysis for Validating Licensing Key Indicators)(better known in the statistical and data analysis field as the “Confusion Matrix”) researchers using which provides several measures to determine if the Licensing Key Indicator methodology is working as it should.  Please pay particular attention to the following measures: accuracy, correlation, and false negatives when determining the validity of your Licensing Key Indicator System.


About Dr Fiene

Dr. Rick Fiene has spent his professional career in improving the quality of child care in various states, nationally, and internationally. He has done extensive research and publishing on the key components in improving child care quality through an early childhood program quality indicator model of training, technical assistance, quality rating & improvement systems, professional development, mentoring, licensing, risk assessment, differential program monitoring, and accreditation. Dr. Fiene is a retired professor of human development & psychology (Penn State University) where he was department head and director of the Capital Area Early Childhood Research and Training Institute.
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