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Lin Van-Kim Bui, Maxwell Kelly, April 2021
Reports & Papers

This report aims to answer the following questions, summarize findings from analyses conducted in November 2019, highlight gaps in the available information on quality investments, and offer implications for future research. 1) What were states’…

Early Diane Marie, Maxwell Kelly, Blasberg Amy, Miranda Brenda, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Bingham Gary E., Mason Rihana S., Li Weilin, Bultinck Erin, Gebhart Tracy, May, 2019
Reports & Papers

This report examines the relationship between star ratings and independent observations of program quality, children's development over the school year, and work climate. This report uses child assessment, observation, and questionnaire data…

Early Diane Marie, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Maxwell Kelly, Bultinck Erin, Nugent Courtney, Mason Rihana S., Miranda Brenda, Blasberg Amy, Bingham Gary E., October, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report examines those providers', directors', and teachers' perceptions, including what motivated them to join, what supports they have used and found most helpful, and their suggestions for improving the system. This report presents self-…
Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Early Diane Marie, Maxwell Kelly, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report examines how ratings differed according to the populations of children that programs served and program accreditation, how long the rating process took, and a comparison of programs' re-ratings to their initial ratings. (author abstract)
Tout Kathryn, Magnuson Katherine A., Lipscomb Shannon T., Karoly Lynn A., Starr Rebecca, Quick Heather, Early Diane Marie, Epstein Dale J., Joseph Gail E., Maxwell Kelly, Roberts Joanne, Swanson Chris, Wenner Jennifer, December, 2017
Literature Review

The purpose of this report is to compile and analyze findings from 10 validation studies examining ratings of early care and education (ECE) programs participating in state Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS). The availability of recent…

Tout Kathryn, Magnuson Katherine A., Lipscomb Shannon T., Karoly Lynn A., Starr Rebecca, Quick Heather, Early Diane Marie, Epstein Dale J., Joseph Gail E., Maxwell Kelly, Roberts Joanne, Swanson Chris, Wenner Jennifer, December, 2017
Executive Summary
The purpose of this report is to compile and analyze findings from 10 validation studies examining ratings of early care and education (ECE) programs participating in state Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS). The availability of recent…
Daily Sarah, Soli Margaret, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Perkins Victoria, Bultinck Erin, Cleveland Jennifer, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
This report is structured in chapters that address each of the four primary research topics identified above. Each chapter provides an overview of the purpose of the chapter, a brief description of the methods used for data collection, a summary of…
Daily Sarah, Soli Margaret, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Perkins Victoria, Bultinck Erin, Cleveland Jennifer, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Executive Summary
Bolstered by the RTT-ELC grant, Colorado launched its new QRIS, Colorado Shines, in 2015 and immediately engaged in a validation study from 2015-2017 (led by Child Trends) to ensure that the rating structure works for children, families, programs,…
Moodie Shannon, LaMonte Lauren, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Daily Sarah, Soli Margaret, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
This report summarizes the findings from Child Trends' examination of the existing research evidence to support the inclusion of the recently launched Colorado Shines quality categories, particularly as they pertain to the promotion of positive…
LaMonte Lauren, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Soli Margaret, Daily Sarah, Cook Maya, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
The implementation of Colorado Shines involves several key stakeholders across state agencies and local organizations. Understanding implementation from the perspectives of key stakeholders is helpful for documenting successes, exploring challenges…
LaMonte Lauren, Lin Van-Kim Bui, Soli Margaret, Daily Sarah, Cook Maya, Maxwell Kelly, September, 2017
Executive Summary
The implementation of Colorado Shines involves several key stakeholders working across state agencies and local organizations. Understanding implementation from the perspectives of key stakeholders is helpful for documenting successes, exploring…
Early Diane Marie, Maxwell Kelly, Hall Nadia S. Orfali, Li Weilin, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
This report addresses the first of the three primary objectives by analyzing Quality Rated administrative data to understand how the criteria, standards, and components are working together to create the ratings. The report focuses on the function…
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…
Boller Kimberly, Maxwell Kelly, Q1 2015
Other
Peer Reviewed
In this commentary, we discuss the current state of QRIS research and evaluation, expectations for the research currently under way, and aspirations for the future of QRIS research. By reviewing the types of submissions received for the special…