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Early Diane Marie, Maxwell Kelly, Blasberg Amy, Miranda Brenda, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Bingham Gary E., Mason Rihana S., Li Weilin, Bultinck Erin, Gebhart Tracy, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report examines the relationship between star ratings and independent observations of program quality, children's development over the school year, and work climate. This report uses child assessment, observation, and questionnaire data…
Rojas Joanne, Nash John, Rous Beth, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Design thinking techniques, including empathetic interviews, provide a promising new methodology for enhancing the quality of childcare services. This human-centred approach seeks to address complex problems with a deliberate, thoughtful solution-…
Warner-Richter Mallory, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Daily Sarah, Bultinck Erin, Cleveland Jennifer, Tout Kathryn, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
This study was guided by the following two primary research questions: 1. What were participants', mentors', and key stakeholders' perceptions of the Vermont STARS quality framework and quality improvement supports? 2. To what extent did the design…
Early Diane Marie, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Maxwell Kelly, Bultinck Erin, Nugent Courtney, Mason Rihana S., Miranda Brenda, Blasberg Amy, Bingham Gary E., October, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report examines those providers', directors', and teachers' perceptions, including what motivated them to join, what supports they have used and found most helpful, and their suggestions for improving the system. This report presents self-…
Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Early Diane Marie, Maxwell Kelly, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report examines how ratings differed according to the populations of children that programs served and program accreditation, how long the rating process took, and a comparison of programs' re-ratings to their initial ratings. (author abstract)
Early Diane Marie, Maxwell Kelly, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Li Weilin, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
This report addresses the first of the three primary objectives by analyzing Quality Rated administrative data to understand how the criteria, standards, and components are working together to create the ratings. The report focuses on the function…
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance Program, March, 2017
Other
This resource was prepared for a Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) State in response to a request for information about how States handle Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) ratings when a licensed child care program has…
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance Program, January, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This resource was prepared for a Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) State in response to a request for information about which RTT-ELC States require some types of early childhood education programs to participate in the State's…
Swanson Chris, Carran Deborah, Guttman Alan, Wright Tonya, Murray Megan, Alexander Christine, Nunn Jacqueline, 2017
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this report is to examine the validity of the Maryland EXCELS Standards and subsequent quality ratings. This analysis is guided by five evaluation questions, with an overall validation approach aligned to the four key elements…
Swanson Chris, Carran Deborah, Guttman Alan, Wright Tonya, Murray Megan, Alexander Christine, Nunn Jacqueline, 2017
Executive Summary
This report examines the data collection efforts for the validation of the Maryland EXCELS Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) and will report on the findings against three Validation Approaches (Zellman & Fiene, 2012) evaluating the…
Maxwell Kelly, Blasberg Amy, Early Diane Marie, Li Winnie, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this evaluation was to collect and analyze data regarding BrightStars to help Rhode Island leaders continue to refine and strengthen its QRIS. This evaluation provides important data for determining whether the revised framework…
Cleveland Jennifer, Li Weilin, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Tout Kathryn, June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Parent Aware is Minnesota's Quality Rating and Improvement System for early care and education programs. After a gradual expansion that began in 2012, Parent Aware recently completed its first full year as a statewide initiative to support quality…
Cleveland Jennifer, Bultinck Erin, Tout Kathryn, March, 2016
Reports & Papers
Parent Aware is Minnesota's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Parent Aware is a voluntary QRIS intended to engage, rate, market and support quality improvement in early care and education (ECE) programs. It became available to ECE…
Tout Kathryn, Cleveland Jennifer, Li Weilin, Starr Rebecca, Soli Margaret, Bultinck Erin, February, 2016
Reports & Papers
Parent Aware is Minnesota's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for early care and education (ECE) programs. The purpose of the Parent Aware Initial Validation Study is to examine the extent to which the rating process and the four star…
Tout Kathryn, Cleveland Jennifer, Li Weilin, Starr Rebecca, Soli Margaret, Bultinck Erin, February, 2016
Executive Summary
Parent Aware is Minnesota's voluntary Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for early care and education (ECE) programs. In 2015, Parent Aware became available statewide after a gradual rollout that began in 2012 with the support of Minnesota…