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Welcome to OnlinePQA

HighScope’s Program Quality Assessment tool, PQA, is a rating instrument designed to evaluate the quality of early childhood programs and identify staff training needs.

OnlinePQA is the Internet-based version of the tool and offers three formats for program quality assessment:

• Infant-Toddler PQA
• Preschool PQA
• Family Child Care PQA

Each of the three assessments are unique and cover key aspects of program quality on a variety of dimensions. OnlinePQA may be used in any developmentally appropriate classroom including those using the HighScope approach. Classroom licenses are available through an annual subscription and provide options to conduct multiple assessments during the program year.  

Reporting options include scores for each dimension, an overall classroom score, and other planning reports such as a comparative report for baseline and end-of-year results.  These built-in reports can be used by administrators to evaluate classroom quality and to plan for professional development while teachers can use the online tool to evaluate their own classroom. Multiple ratings may be completed on a single classroom — providing useful information to teachers, administrators and/or outside raters.

OnlinePQA makes it easy to conduct a comprehensive program assessment! 

View OnlinePQA overview

For more information, an online demo, or pricing, contact us at 800.587.5639, Ext. 234 or e-mail [email protected].



Welcome to OnlinePQA!
We now offer three online assessment options:

  • Infant-Toddler
  • Preschool
  • Family Child Care

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