User-friendly design better serves teachers, administrators, and families

YPSILANTI, MI, November 7, 2018 — HighScope Educational Research Foundation reveals a new, user-friendly platform for COR Advantage, its leading observation-based assessment for children birth through kindergarten. With this update, COR Advantage offers a complete picture of child growth for schools and families.

“Our COR Advantage customers have expressed a need for the platform to be more accessible and useful to school leaders and families, but especially for teachers who are the primary user,” said Cheryl Polk, PhD, HighScope President. “We have a history of listening to our customers in order to meet their needs. Updating the COR Advantage platform was a priority for us to continue supporting teachers in strengthening the learning and development of children in their classrooms and programs.”

Numerous new features come with the software update, including a real-time dashboard for teachers to see children’s progress at a glance, family engagement tools to easily share observations with children’s parents and guardians, and digital daily sheets to log care-related activities for infants and toddlers. Additionally, COR Advantage is now cross-platform, enabling early childhood educators to capture observations and access assessment data from any mobile device or computer.

The new software is now available to all COR Advantage users. While the updated platform contains all of the core features of the legacy software, its new features will more deeply engage all families, teachers, and administrators.

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About COR Advantage (

COR Advantage is the leading research-based assessment for all children from birth to kindergarten. From comprehensive planning tools to dynamic family engagement, COR Advantage offers a complete picture of child growth for schools and families. COR Advantage has undergone rigorous validation by research staff with consultation from outside experts. The instrument was field-tested for reliability and validity with children representing diverse program settings and a wide range of abilities and family backgrounds. As such, it has become one of only a handful of assessments approved for accountability purposes by Head Start, QRIS, and state-funded programs.

About HighScope (

HighScope Educational Research Foundation is an early childhood leader in pursuit of a world where all children have the opportunity to develop socially, emotionally, and cognitively so they have satisfying, productive lives. HighScope supports the development of young children from birth through age eight by developing and providing research-based, high-quality curricula, assessments, professional learning, and other supports in the context of families and their communities.

HighScope’s roots extend back to the Perry Preschool Project (1962–1967). Launched in Ypsilanti, Michigan and led by Ypsilanti Schools psychologist David Weikart and Perry Elementary School principal Charles Eugene Beatty, the Perry Preschool Project was one of the first early childhood programs in the United States intentionally designed to increase school success for preschool children living in poverty. Today, HighScope’s work can be found in classrooms throughout the United States and in educational settings around the globe.

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