IQPPS Desk Audit 23-24

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Guidelines and examples for conducting a desk audit of the indoor learning environment in preschools, in order to maintain continued accreditation. It includes information on evidence requirements, standards alignment, and local support resources.


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IQPPS Desk Audit 23-24

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  1. IQPPS Desk Audit 23-24 Item 2: Indoor Learning Environment

  2. Purpose of the Preschool Desk Audit The purpose of the preschool desk audit is to provide a process for the continued accreditation of schools and school districts. Accreditation monitoring requires a comprehensive desk audit of all accredited schools and school districts. Iowa Code 256.11(10)(a)(1) Districts are required to provide evidence of implementation of IQPPS based on requirements to implement program standards. Iowa Code 256C.3(3)b, IAC 281 16.3, and 281 41.17 (256B, 34CFR300)

  3. Guidelines for the Desk Audit Preschool program administrators District level evidence Current within the last year Representative of all classrooms/community partner sites (Statewide Voluntary Preschool Programs, Shared Visions Preschool Programs, & Early Childhood Special Education Programs) Address variations

  4. IQPPS (2017 Version) and IQPPS Web Page Align to the Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards and Criteria (2017) *Multiple standards and criteria may be addressed within a desk audit item Additional information on the Early Childhood Standards webpage

  5. Local Support: AEA Consultants Local AEA consultants can offer: Processes Tools Resources

  6. Item 2: Indoor Learning Environment Program Standard 9 Criterion 9.4 Indoor space is designed and arranged to Accommodate children individually, in small groups and in a large group. Divide space into areas that are supplied with materials organized in a manner to support children s play and learning. Provide semi private areas where children can play or work alone or with a friend. Provide children with disabilities full access (making adaptations as necessary) to the curriculum and activities in the indoor space. *Evidence must address all four of these areas.

  7. Examples of Evidence Provide District evidence of criterion implementation. Examples: Completed classroom observations Fidelity checklist Agenda notes Walk through notes

  8. Additional Considerations Evidence submitted must be dated and completed within the last year. Classroom photos are considered classroom level evidence and not accepted. Department staff looking for district evidence demonstrating process of implementation.

  9. Timeline September 15: Desk audit opens in CASA December 15: Initial district desk audit submission due March 15: Initial state review completed April 15: Final district submission due; Desk audit closes April 30: Final state review completed; District status identified and follow-up action as applicable

  10. Reviewer Contacts Central Rivers AEA - Amy Stegeman, amy.stegeman@iowa.gov, 515-868-1675 Grant Wood AEA - Amy Stegeman, amy.stegeman@iowa.gov, 515-868-1675 Great Prairie AEA - Marianne Rodrigues, marianne.rodrigues@iowa.gov, 515-326-2653 Green Hills AEA - Marianne Rodrigues, marianne.rodrigues@iowa.gov, 515-326-2653 Heartland AEA - Mary Breyfogle, mary.breyfogle@iowa.gov, 515-326-1030 Keystone AEA - Marianne Rodrigues, marianne.rodrigues@iowa.gov, 515-326-2653 Mississippi Bend AEA - Mary Breyfogle, mary.breyfogle@iowa.gov, 515-326-1030 Northwest AEA - Melanie Reese, melanie.reese@iowa.gov, 515-210-4208 Prairie Lakes AEA - Melanie Reese, melanie.reese@iowa.gov, 515-210-4208

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