The Additional Notes have been written to clarify specific indicators. Be sure to use the appropriate updated Additional Notes for the version of the PAS book you are using. To determine if you have most recent, third printing of the book, look on the copyright page. The series of numbers on the right-hand side should […]
When a center combines sick, personal, vacation and/or holidays days, often referred to as Paid Time Off (PTO), use the Alternative Item 5 Scale page to rate the indicators and score the item. This page is also found in the Additional Notes.
When a center separates sick/personal days and vacation days this worksheet may help you determine the ratings for 1.2-7.2 and 1.3-7.3 in the Program Administration Scale (PAS).
Use the Visit Protocol to help guide your initial contact and Program Administration Scale (PAS) assessment with the Administrator.
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION SCALE This form must be completed by the Administrator of each program you assess. It provides Administrators with an understanding about the purpose of your visit and informs them of how data about their program may be used in the future if they offer their consent.
Assessors can use this form to provide feedback about each PAS assessment they do as part of certification and/or recertification. The McCormick Center will use the feedback you provide to make improvements in the assessment process. Please return your form to the McCormick Center along with the copy of the center’s completed PAS book and […]
When doing a PAS assessment for certification or re-certification, assessors give this form to the administrator at the program and ask them to complete it and send it back to the McCormick Center. Please provide the administrator with a return addressed envelope addressed to the McCormick Center (the address is also on the bottom of […]
View a sample Program Administration Scale (PAS) report.
This documentation list was compiled to help directors prepare for an upcoming PAS visit. It is recommended that people who are unfamiliar with the PAS use this short version to prepare for the assessment, the long version should be used by people who are more familiar with the PAS and have had PAS training.
This Documentation List includes possible documentation to verify criteria. This documentation list was compiled to help directors prepare for an upcoming PAS visit. The list includes each of the 25 items in the Program Administration Scale and the indicator strands/rows (e.g., 1.1, 3.1, 5.1, and 7.1) that comprise each item and require documentation. The corresponding criteria associated with […]