FPTRQ Products

This list includes all existing and forthcoming FPTRQ products. Links will be added as products become available.

User’s Manual

  1. The Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures: User’s Manual introduces the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) measures, describes how they were developed, and provides in-depth information on how to use them. Specifically, it explains why measures of quality in family and provider/teacher relationships are important and necessary and provides an overview of the measures; presents the FPTRQ conceptual model that informed the development of the measures; describes the process for developing the measures; describes the measures and the subscales; presents information on how to administer and score the measures; discusses possible uses and limitations of the measures; and presents technical information about the FPTRQ measures. In the appendices, additional technical information about the FPTRQ measures, descriptions of the pilot and field studies, the focus groups, and the cognitive interviews are included.
  2. The User’s Manual brief provides an overview of the development of the FPTRQ measures, describes these measures, and presents information on how to administer and score the measures. It is a more accessible and abbreviated version of the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures: User’s Manual.
  3. The Amendment to the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality User’s Manual introduces the short versions of the provider/teacher and parent measures, describes how they were developed, and provides information on how to use the short measures.

FPTRQ Measures and Scoring Sheets

  1. The director measure is intended for use with program directors in center-based, family child care, and Head Start/Early Head Start settings for children from birth through five years old. This measure asks respondents general questions about the early childhood education environment, the children enrolled in the program, and how the program supports family and provider/teacher relationships. It includes 57 items and takes about 10 minutes to complete, on average.
  1. The Excel scoring sheet for the director measure can be used to automatically calculate scores for the environment and policy checklist in the director measure. Additional information on scoring is available in chapter 5 of the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures: User’s Manual.
  1. The provider/teacher measure (English version) is intended for early childhood education providers and teachers of children from birth through five years old in a center-based, family child care, or Head Start/Early Head Start program. This English version of the measure asks respondents general questions about how they work with parents of children in their care.  It includes 64 items (including four demographic items) and takes about 10 minutes to complete, on average.
  1. The Excel scoring sheet for the English version of the provider/teacher measure can be used to automatically calculate overall, construct, and subscale scores in the provider/teacher measure. Additional information on scoring is available in chapter 5 of the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures: User’s Manual.
  1. The provider/teacher measure (Spanish version) is intended for early childhood education providers and teachers of children from birth through five years old in a center-based, family child care, or Head Start/Early Head Start program. This Spanish version of the measure asks respondents general questions about how they work with parents of children in their care. It includes 64 items (including four demographic items) and takes about 10 minutes to complete, on average.
  1. The Excel scoring sheet for the Spanish version of the provider/teacher measure can be used to automatically calculate overall, construct, and subscale scores in the Spanish version of the provider/teacher measure. Additional information on scoring is available in chapter 5 of the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures: User’s Manual.
  1. The parent measure (English version) is intended for parents of children birth through five years old who are cared for by providers or teachers in a center-based, family child care, or Head Start/Early Head Start program. This English version of the measure asks parents general questions about how they work with their child’s lead provider or teacher (not aides or assistant teachers). It includes 75 items (including eight demographic items) and takes about 10 minutes to complete, on average.
  1. The Excel scoring sheet for the English version of the parent measure can be used to automatically calculate overall, construct, and subscale scores in the parent measure. Additional information on scoring is available in chapter 5 of the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures: User’s Manual.
  1. The parent measure (Spanish version) is intended for parents of children birth through five years old who are cared for by providers or teachers in a center-based, family child care, or Head Start/Early Head Start program. This Spanish version of the measure asks parents general questions about how they work with their child’s lead provider or teacher (not aides or assistant teachers). It includes 75 items (including eight demographic items) and takes about 10 minutes to complete, on average.
  1. The Excel scoring sheet for the Spanish version of the parent measure can be used to automatically calculate overall, construct, and subscale scores in the Spanish version of the parent measure. Additional information on scoring is available in chapter 5 of the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures: User’s Manual.
  1. The family services staff measure (English version) is for Head Start/Early Head Start family services staff (FSS), referred to as Family Service Workers (FSWs) in the measure. This English version of the measure asks respondents questions about how they work with all parents of children in Head Start/Early Head Start programs. It includes 112 items (including 17 demographic items) and takes about 15 minutes to complete, on average.
  1. The Excel scoring sheet for the English version of the family services staff (FSS) measure can be used to automatically calculate overall, construct, and subscale scores in the FSS measure. Additional information on scoring is available in chapter 5 of the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures: User’s Manual.
  1. The family services staff measure (Spanish version) is for Head Start/Early Head Start family services staff (FSS), referred to as Family Service Workers (FSWs) in the measure. This Spanish version of the measure asks respondents questions about how they work with all parents of children in Head Start/Early Head Start programs. It includes 112 items (including 17 demographic items) and takes about 15 minutes to complete, on average.
  1. The Excel scoring sheet for the Spanish version of the family services staff (FSS) measure can be used to automatically calculate overall, construct, and subscale scores in the Spanish version of the FSS measure. Additional information on scoring is available in chapter 5 of the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures: User’s Manual.
  1. The family services staff parent measure (English version) is for parents to complete about the Head Start/Early Head Start family services staff (FSS) member (referred to as the Family Service Worker (FSW) in the measure) who serves their family. This English version of the measure asks parents questions about how they work with their FSW. It includes 75 items (including nine demographic items) and takes about 10 minutes to complete, on average.
  1. The Excel scoring sheet for the English version of the family services staff (FSS) parent measure can be used to automatically calculate overall, construct, and subscale scores in the FSS parent measure. Additional information on scoring is available in chapter 5 of the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures: User’s Manual.
  1. The family services staff parent measure (Spanish version) is for parents to complete about the Head Start/Early Head Start family services staff (FSS) member (referred to as the Family Service Worker (FSW) in the measure) who serves their family. This Spanish version of the measure asks parents questions about how they work with their FSW. It includes 75 items (including nine demographic items) and takes about 10 minutes to complete, on average.
  1. The Excel scoring sheet for the Spanish version of the family services staff (FSS) parent measure can be used to automatically calculate overall, construct, and subscale scores in the Spanish version of the FSS parent measure. Additional information on scoring is available in chapter 5 of the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measures: User’s Manual.

Short Measures

  1. The provider/teacher measure: short form is an abbreviated form of the provider measure and takes five minutes to complete, on average.
  2. The parent measure: short form is an abbreviated form of the parent measure and takes five minutes to complete, on average.
  3. The family services staff measure: short form is an abbreviated form of the measure and takes five minutes to complete, on average.
  4. The family services staff parent measure: short form is an abbreviated form of the measure and takes five minutes to complete, on average.

Publications

  1. Understanding and Measuring Provider/Teacher-Facilitated Cultural Sensitivity with Families: Lessons Learned and Measurement Recommendations. This is a brief article that describes the challenges inherent in measuring cultural sensitivity. This brief provides useful information for other researchers measuring cultural sensitivity.
  2. Assessing Quality in Family & Provider/Teacher Relationships: Using the FPTRQ Measures in Conjunction with Strengthening Families™ & the Head Start Parent, Family & Community Engagement Frameworks & Self-Assessments – A Research-to-Practice Brief. This research-to-practice brief is intended to help policymakers, program managers, and practitioners learn how the FPTRQ measures can be used to complement or supplement two approaches, Strengthening Families™ and the Head Start Parent, Family and Community Engagement frameworks, and their related self-assessments.

Presentations

  1. The Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality project – Webinar for state and local administrators, policymakers, and federal staff. This webinar was presented on September 8th, 2014. It provides an overview of the development of the FPTRQ measures, describes the measures, presents information on how to administer and score the measures, and discusses possible uses of the measures for policymakers. Download the PowerPoint or watch the recording.
  2. The Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality project – Webinar for researchers. This webinar was presented on September 10th, 2014. It provides an overview of the development of the FPTRQ measures, describes the measures, and presents information on how to administer and score the measures. Download the PowerPoint or watch the recording.
  3. The Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality project – Webinar for professional development community and practitioners/provider communities. This webinar was presented on September 10th, 2014. It provides an overview of the development of the FPTRQ measures, describes the measures, presents information on how to administer and score the measures, and discusses possible uses of the measures for practitioners. Download the PowerPoint or watch the recording.

About FPTRQ

  1. This short document provides more information about the FPTRQ project.
  2. Here is a list of frequently asked questions about the project.