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Cannon Jill S., Zellman Gail L., Karoly Lynn A., Schwartz Heather L., 2017
Other
Quality rating and improvement systems (QRISs) began at the end of the 1990s and have now been almost universally adopted by states and localities as an important tool to boost early child education (ECE) program quality. QRISs are at a critical…
Quick Heather, Hawkinson Laura E., Holod Aleksandra, Anthony Jennifer, Muenchow Susan, Cannon Jill S., Karoly Lynn A., Zellman Gail L., Faxon-Mills Susannah, September, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In 2012, California was awarded a competitive four-year federal Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grant to develop a locally administered, state-supported Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). The California Department of…
Quick Heather, Hawkinson Laura E., Holod Aleksandra, Anthony Jennifer, Muenchow Susan, Parrish Deborah (Montgomery), Martin Alejandra, Weinberg Emily, Lee Dong Hoon, Cannon Jill S., Karoly Lynn A., Zellman Gail L., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Muchow Ashley, Tsai Tiffany, Haggard Mechele Small, August, 2016
Reports & Papers
California's Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grant provided funding for the development of a locally driven Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) or set of systems as well as an independent evaluation to validate the rating…
Quick Heather, Hawkinson Laura E., Holod Aleksandra, Anthony Jennifer, Muenchow Susan, Parrish Deborah (Montgomery), Martin Alejandra, Weinberg Emily, Lee Dong Hoon, Cannon Jill S., Karoly Lynn A., Zellman Gail L., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Muchow Ashley, Tsai Tiffany, Haggard Mechele Small, August, 2016
Executive Summary
The purpose of the Independent Evaluation of California's Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) is to inform California stakeholders about the ability of the QRIS to accurately measure…
Hawkinson Laura E., Quick Heather, Muenchow Susan, Anthony Jennifer, Weinberg Emily, Holod Aleksandra, Parrish Deborah (Montgomery), Meakin John, Lee Dong Hoon, Tarrant Kate, Cannon Jill S., Zellman Gail L., Karoly Lynn A., April, 2015
Reports & Papers
In January 2014, the CDE contracted with American Institutes for Research (AIR) and its partners at the RAND Corporation, Survey Research Management, and Allen, Shea & Associates to conduct the evaluation. The purpose of this interim report is…
Hawkinson Laura E., Quick Heather, Muenchow Susan, Anthony Jennifer, Weinberg Emily, Holod Aleksandra, Parrish Deborah (Montgomery), Meakin John, Lee Dong Hoon, Tarrant Kate, Cannon Jill S., Zellman Gail L., Karoly Lynn A., April, 2015
Executive Summary
In January 2014, the CDE contracted with American Institutes for Research (AIR) and its partners at the RAND Corporation, Survey Research Management, and Allen, Shea & Associates to conduct the evaluation. The purpose of this interim report is…
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.…
Martinez-Beck Ivelisse, Rudisill Shannon, Tout Kathryn, Zellman Gail L., Maxwell Kelly, Lahti Michel, Elicker James, Boller Kimberly, 15 March, 2012
Multimedia
This webinar presents a framework, examples, challenges, lessons learned, and guidance for the validation of state Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS).
Martinez-Beck Ivelisse, Rudisill Shannon, Tout Kathryn, Zellman Gail L., Maxwell Kelly, Lahti Michel, Elicker James, Boller Kimberly, 15 March, 2012
Other
Powerpoint slides from a webinar that presents a framework, examples, challenges, lessons learned, and guidance for the validation of state Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS).
Zellman Gail L., Karoly Lynn A., 2012
Other
A discussion of 5 options for including child assessments in state child care quality rating and improvement systems
Zellman Gail L., Karoly Lynn A., 2012
Executive Summary
A summary of a discussion of 5 options for including child assessments in state child care quality rating and improvement systems
Karoly Lynn A., Zellman Gail L., 2012
Reports & Papers
An estimation of provider quality ratings under a proposed child care quality rating and improvement system in California, based on secondary analyses of quality data collected from a statewide representative sample of child care centers serving…
Karoly Lynn A., Zellman Gail L., 2012
Executive Summary
A summary of an estimation of provider quality ratings under a proposed child care quality rating and improvement system in California, based on secondary analyses of quality data collected from a statewide representative sample of child care…
Zellman Gail L., Brandon Richard N., Boller Kimberly, Kreader J. Lee, June, 2011
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of methodological design options for quality rating and improvement systems used to evaluate and improve the quality of early childhood education and school-aged care (ECE-SAC) systems
Zellman Gail L., Perlman Michal, Le Vi-Nhuan, Setodji Claude Messan, 2008
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the Colorado Qualistar Early Learning quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), including: an assessment of system components and the relationships between them; a comparison of Qualistar measures to other established quality…