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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…
Kirby Gretchen, Caronongan Pia, Esposito Andrea M., Murphy Lauren, Shoji Megan, Del Grosso Patricia, Kiambuthi Wamaitha, Clark Melissa A., Dragoset Lisa, November, 2017
Reports & Papers
The Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) contracted with Mathematica Policy Research to conduct a descriptive study of TQRIS in the nine Round 1 RTT-ELC states four years after the receipt of grant funds. This report…
Bassok Daphna, Dee Thomas S. (Thomas Sean), Latham Scott, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
In an effort to enhance the quality of early childhood education (ECE) at scale, nearly all U.S. states have recently adopted Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS). These accountability systems give providers and parents information on…
Bassok Daphna, Dee Thomas S. (Thomas Sean), Latham Scott, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
In an effort to enhance the quality of early childhood education (ECE) at scale, nearly all U.S. states have recently adopted Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS). These accountability systems give providers and parents information on…
Bassok Daphna, Dee Thomas S. (Thomas Sean), Latham Scott, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
In an effort to enhance the quality of early childhood education (ECE) at scale, nearly all U.S. states have recently adopted Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS). These accountability systems give providers and parents information on…
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…
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)
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…
Schilder Diane, Carolan Megan E., November, 2013
Reports & Papers
A comparison of state policies in 2006 and 2012 related to the monitoring and evaluation of state prekindergarten program quality, based on secondary analyses of 2006 and 2012 surveys of administrators of state-funded preschool programs
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
Zellman Gail L., Perlman Michal, 2008
Reports & Papers
A study of the quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) in five early QRIS-adopting states, including descriptions of: the theory of action underlying QRISs; each state's system, including the aspects of quality included in the system; the…