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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…

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…
Vishneau Margaret A., Cobo-Lewis Alan B., Howard Sonja, Labas Linda, Armstrong Priscilla, Downs Jill, Meagher Tracey, Sawyer Erica, Ward Helen D., 31 August, 2015
Reports & Papers
In this final report of the Quality for ME Revision Project, we describe our study of Maine's child care Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), our consultation with stakeholders, and our study of the scientific literature and best practice…
Lahti Michel, Elicker James, Zellman Gail L., Fiene Richard, Q1 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In recent years, child care quality rating and improvement systems (QRISs) have become an increasingly popular policy tool to improve quality in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings and have been adopted in many localities and states.…
Singer Jaime, Hutson Michael, August, 2014
Reports & Papers
This report contains information on a study conducted by American Institutes for Research (AIR) to make recommendations for a School Age Design of Great Start to Quality, Michigan’s tiered quality rating improvement system (QRIS). The first report…
Smith Sheila, Robbins Taylor, Stagman Shannon, Kreader J. Lee, September, 2012
Reports & Papers
An analysis of child care quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) standards in 23 states to identify practices for supporting children's early learning in eight areas, based on coding of state QRIS standards and early learning guidelines
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…