Quality Assurance System
The Nevada Registry's Training Approval System (TAS) Advisory Workgroup has begun efforts to develop a Quality Assurance System (QAS) within The Nevada Registry’s training approval system. The QAS is designed to document the credibility and reliability of Registry-approved training and professional development content and delivery, create a high-quality professional development experience for participants and support Registry-approved trainers through specialized professional development opportunities. It is believed that when these components are in place, the outcomes for children are more positive.
The Nevada Registry has adopted the Merriam-Webster definition of Quality Assurance: A program for the systematic monitoring and evaluation of the various aspects of a project, service or facility to ensure that standards of quality are being met. Registry-approved trainers are currently being surveyed to gain information that will help the TAS with its first step: Create a Standardized Evaluation Form that will be used with each Registry-approved training. It can be a mechanism for training participants to provide feedback to trainers about their training experience as well as for trainers to reflect and improve upon their practice based on that feedback. All of this is critical for trainers to continue to improve the quality of their practices.
The purpose of the Quality Assurance System is to increase the likelihood that:
- The integrity of Registry-approved training and professional development is preserved.
- Registry-approved training and professional development is delivered by qualified trainers in topics that are relevant to an individual’s work with young children and their families.
- Registry-approved training and professional development is delivered using methods based on the foundational principles of adult learning and effective teaching practices.
- Registry-approved training and professional development content embodies current knowledge and research.
- A trainer evaluation process is maintained that identifies areas of strength and identifies areas in need of improvement.
- Professional development support and training is available as necessary to help Registry-approved trainers build upon and improve their practice.