How AEII Works

The Advancing Effective Interactions and Instruction (AEII) Initiative helps school leaders use data to make informed decisions about the needs of each publicly funded (VPI, ECSE, Title I) preschool classroom. Learn about our approach.

Measuring Quality

AEII aims to understand the quality of teacher-child interactions, curriculum implementation, instruction, and existing professional development (PD) opportunities that are part of Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI), Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), and Title I classrooms and programs.

Female preschool teacher reading a story to children while an observer watches.

Facilitating Data Use

Once we’ve measured quality, AEII shares data with leaders and teachers to provide a picture of each classroom’s areas of strength and areas with room for growth.

AEII facilitates the use of this data to help leaders and teachers identify what’s working, where there is room for improvement, and how to use data in planning effective professional development.

Teachers and principal reviewing data together.

Supporting Effective Professional Development

Once programs have the data to identify where there is room for improvement, AEII supports professional development efforts by providing resources and consultation services. Programs have access to resources that foster targeted and practice-focused professional development for teachers. 

Two teachers reviewing PD supports together.