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Herbst Chris M., October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) are increasingly deployed by U.S. states to monitor and improve the quality of non-parental child care settings. By making information on program quality accessible to the public, QRIS attempts to alter…
Geary Nora Ann, Dooyema Carrie Ann, Reynolds Meredith A., December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Introduction A quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) is a fundamental component of most states' early care and education infrastructures. States can use a QRIS to set standards that define high-quality care and award child care providers…

Hawkinson Laura E., Faria Ann-Marie, Bouacha Nora, Lee Dong Hoon, Metzger Ivan, March, 2017
Reports & Papers
States have prioritized documenting and improving the quality of early childhood education programs by developing quality rating and improvement systems (QRISs). This report describes the quality improvement efforts of early childhood education…
Herbst Chris M., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) are increasingly deployed by states to monitor and improve the quality of non-parental child care settings. By making information on program quality accessible to the public, QRIS attempts to alter…
Build Initiative, June, 2015
Reports & Papers
A total of 35 states and territories responded to a BUILD survey in Fall 2014 related to the alignment of QRIS and CCR&R services in their state. The survey was primarily responded to by QRIS administrators and staff. (author abstract)
Iowa. Department of Human Services, December, 2013
Reports & Papers
Iowa has had a Quality Rating System (QRS) for child care providers since 2006. While adjustments to the QRS have been made since that time, a more thorough analysis of the structure and effectiveness of the rating system have been needed. The Iowa…
Maxwell Kelly, Daily Sarah, Graham Peter, 25 November, 2013
Reports & Papers
Iowa is among a growing number of states that have a Quality Rating System (QRS)--over half of the states are designing, piloting, or implementing a QRS. A QRS is a systematic approach "to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in…
Schulman Karen, Matthews Hannah, Blank Helen, Ewen Danielle, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of child care center directors' views of child care quality rating and improvement systems and their components, based on interviews with 48 directors from 9 states and a roundtable forum with 15 of the 48 directors
Smith Sheila, Robbins Taylor, Schneider William, Kreader J. Lee, Ong Christine, January, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of the features of on-site technical assistance and coaching provided by state child care quality rating and improvement system technical assistance providers, based on interviews with 34 technical assistance providers in 17 states
Tout Kathryn, Starr Rebecca, Soli Margaret, Moodie Shannon, Kirby Gretchen, Boller Kimberly, April, 2010
Reports & Papers
A compendium of information on quality rating systems of child care and early education programs, including a proposal of an analytic framework for the assessment and evaluation of quality rating systems and profiles of such systems in 26 states
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, August 2009
Reports & Papers
An analysis of the conformity of quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) in 19 states with the standards of quality for child care as set by the Department of Defense
United States. Employment and Training Administration. Office of Apprenticeship, Training, Employer and Labor Services, 30 April, 2003
Reports & Papers
An analysis of participating states' post-grant prospects for sustaining and broadening programs funded under the Quality Child-Care Initiative, federally funded grants for states to address child care quality and labor issues by applying the…