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Fox Lindsay, McCullough Moira, Caronongan Pia, Herrmann Mariesa, April, 2019
Reports & Papers
To inform states' continued development of TQRIS and future validation studies, this report synthesizes findings from validation studies conducted by nine states that received RTT-ELC grants. It also describes the challenges that researchers faced…
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…

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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…