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Colorado Shines validation study 2015-2017: Executive summary

Bolstered by the RTT-ELC grant, Colorado launched its new QRIS, Colorado Shines, in 2015 and immediately engaged in a validation study from 2015-2017 (led by Child Trends) to ensure that the rating structure works for children, families, programs, and providers. The purpose of this study is to (1) support Colorado's efforts to implement a QRIS that measures quality in a meaningful way; (2) utilize clear, valid, and efficient procedures for verifying program quality; and (3) provide initial insights into how the Colorado Shines quality framework can support children's development and readiness for school success. The full report is organized according to the following topics: 1. Outreach and Participation in Colorado Shines 2. Participants' Perceptions of Colorado Shines 3. Quality Improvement: Supports and Perceptions of Changes in Practice 4. Colorado Shines' Structure and Validity (author abstract)
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