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Whittingham Colleen E., Hoffman Emily Brown, Winter 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Applying Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological model, this article describes how one Head Start classroom successfully navigated external accountability mandates and privileged student academic achievement and overall well-being by attending to person (…
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…
Yazejian Noreen, Burchinal Margaret, Soliday-Hong Sandra, Howard Eboni C., December, 2017
Reports & Papers
The ExceleRate Illinois tiered quality rating and improvement system was examined in a validation study conducted by the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) in collaboration with American Institutes for Research (AIR). ExceleRate…
Tout Kathryn, Starr Rebecca, Wenner Jennifer, Hilty Rowan, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Investments in the development or revision of state and local Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) for early care and education have increased in recent years, due in part to the Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grants…
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…
Faria Ann-Marie, Greenberg Ariela, Hawkinson Laura E., Metzger Ivan, June, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report describes common and unique approaches that Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest Region states have adopted in developing and implementing their quality rating and improvement systems (QRISs). A QRIS is a method for assessing,…
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)
Kirby Gretchen, Caronongan Pia, Malone Lizabeth M., Boller Kimberly, Q1 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) provide a summary quality rating for early care and education settings. This paper presents findings from an in-depth study that examined the specification of quality standards and implementation of the…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Winter 2013
Reports & Papers
A comparison of the Illinois child care quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) ratings that child care centers would receive through either their accreditation status or their observed quality, based on data for 55 accredited child care…
Kelton Robyn, Talan Teri N., Bloom Paula Jorde, Fall 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
As research continues to underscore the positive impact high-quality early childhood programs have on young children, numerous states have implemented quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) to measure and improve the services young children…
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
Caronongan Pia, Kirby Gretchen, Malone Lizabeth M., Boller Kimberly, August, 2011
Reports & Papers
An examination of aspects of child care quality rating and improvement systems related to definitions and measures of quality, including variation in definitions and measures, processes to measure each component and determine the overall level of…
Malone Lizabeth M., Kirby Gretchen, Caronongan Pia, Tout Kathryn, Boller Kimberly, August, 2011
Reports & Papers
A study of the prevalence of quality components among participating child care quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) providers and their relationship to observed quality, based on analyses of QRIS administrative data, professional development…
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