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Is the NQS “a Market for Lemons”?

  I recently read a fantastic article about parents’ ability to correctly assess quality in US children’s services. This article ‘Can consumers detect lemons? An empirical analysis of information asymmetry in the market for child care’ by Naci Mocan makes some very interesting points: parents assess the quality of room and centre characteristics, which may or may not be those that child development professionals think are … read more

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Is the NQS Failing?

Is the NQS failing? What we see now from ACECQA is not consistent with research. Where is it going wrong? So let’s think critically. Critical thinking is having the ability to question what we are being told. ACECQA tells us everything is okay and the NQS is for the “best possible start in life”. If we were to think critically does this statement hold true? Quality … read more

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What is it like to go through assessment and rating?

Posted on by Robyn Parnell

Since January 2012, many services around the country have undergone assessment and rating. Have two assessment and rating experiences been the same? Probably not. How can they be? Each service is unique in meeting the NQS elements and each assessor assesses differently. Think about how we assess children’s learning. We collect information about the child to assess whether they are meeting the outcome. The assessor does … read more

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Are you having trouble meeting certain NQS Elements?

An Evaluation of the Assessment and Rating Process under the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care and School Age Care was recently released. One of the interesting findings was that four of the 58 NQS elements were met less often by services than other elements.

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