December 9, 2019

Environment Rating Scale (ERS) 101

This 2-hour seminar is part of the Keystone STARS Core training series an is a pre-requisite for the ITERS-R, ECERS-R, or SACERS seminars. Participants will learn how the Environment Rating Scale (ERS) measures quality; how the ERS scales are used in PA; and how to accurately score the ERS. Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be properly prepared for the specific scale PD seminars: 201 ITERS-R; 202 ECERS-R; 203 SACERS.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

    • describe the purpose and intent of the ERS;
    • identify how the scales measure quality;
    • identify how to use the scales to conduct a self-assessment; and
    • prepare participants for specific ERS professional development.

This session was developed by the PA Key Program Quality Assessment team and includes content used with the permission of the ERS authors. The session is facilitated by a PA Key Program Quality Assessor reliable in the ERS instruments. If you have taken an ITERS-R, ECERS-R, and/or a SACERS prior to July 2007, this course is not required. PQAS hours provided.


To register and learn more, visit the Pennsylvania PD Registry website.

PD Registry Event ID: 309219

More Information

For questions, contact Michelle Long at

*Information provided by The Pennsylvania Key