What training do I need and what is available?

We recommend training to use the tool effectively. COR Advantage training offers a comprehensive introduction to the tool, practice with collecting and scoring anecdotes, and suggestions on how to support children’s development based on their scores.

To use COR Advantage as a valid and reliable pre- and post-assessment instrument, teachers and providers should be certified in the use of the tool. For certification, users are required to pass the reliability assessment that accompanies the training at a score of 80% or above. The reliability assessment is designed to detect and account for variability in teachers’ scoring of their children (scorer effects). This system allows for a more accurate and fair comparison of children across different classrooms.

We offer online and face-to-face options. Check the HighScope website for dates and descriptions. We also offer an optional online reliability test for the COR Advantage tool. To explore training options, call 800.587.5639, Ext. 318, or email [email protected]

Free demonstrations are also available. Click here to view the recorded demos.

What is the cost?

COR Advantage offers two plans: Standard and Limited. The Standard Plan offers a lesson planning feature, access to the Family Network for at-home online access, and extensive reporting options at the child, classroom, or agency level. It also includes a data analytics option to produce customized reports based on your program’s needs. The Limited Plan offers selected features of the Standard Plan and is available for programs serving less than 100 students. Pricing is based on the number of students enrolled; please contact us at 800.587.5639 Ext. 316 for a quote or for additional information.

Will print resources be available?

Yes, print resources are available for download in the “Toolbox” when you are logged into the system. Bound paper versions may be purchased from the HighScope Store.

Does COR Advantage align with national, state, and Head Start standards?

Yes, COR Advantage aligns with state early learning standards, including Common Core state standards; Head Start’s Child Development and Early Learning Framework and Five Essential Domains for Infants and Toddlers; and other early learning standards.

Will there be a manual (paper/pencil) version?

A manual version of COR Advantage is available on our online store.

Is it available in Spanish?

All child reports in COR Advantage are available in both English and Spanish. There are multiple online teacher resources that are also available in both English and Spanish. "Your Child’s Developmental Profile" can be generated in both English and Spanish and may be printed or published electronically in the family network.

What is COR Advantage 1.5?

COR Advantage 1.5 is the newest release of COR Advantage. Based on the results of teacher feedback and the initial validity study, minor modifications were made to several levels for ease, clarity, and accuracy of scoring.

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