Below I have a hotlink to a chart and graphic display which provides additional detail to an earlier RIKI Blog post on a three state standards validation study using Stepping Stones to Caring for Our Children. The chart provides the specific number of standards by the major categories within Stepping Stones to Caring for Our Children. This gap analysis provides a template/model for doing these types of analyses with all states and jurisdictions. I would encourage states and jurisdictions to do this type of validation gap analysis related to validating their rules in comparison to Stepping Stones to Caring for Our Children.
For additional information about this validation study, please don’t hesitate to contact: Dr Richard Fiene, Psychologist/Principal Investigator, Research Institute for Key Indicators (http://RIKInstitute.com) (Fiene@RIKInstitute.com). Dr Sonya Stevens, Washington State Licensing Analyst was Co-Principal Investigator.