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Build Initiative, n.d.
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A discussion of the need to incorporate measures of cultural appropriateness into quality rating systems of child care and early education programs
Bruner Charles, Ray Aisha, Wright Michelle S., Copeman Abby, n.d.
Other
Arguments for the inclusion of cultural relevance and competency measures as an indicator in state quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS)
Mitchell Anne (Anne W.), n.d.
Other
A proposal for the use of quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) as a universal framework for the development of an early childhood education and care system
Lipscomb Shannon T., Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), Green Beth L., Patterson Lindsey Brianna, n.d.
Reports & Papers
The study described in this report is the first of two studies on the validity of Oregon's QRIS. This study uses a measure of the observed quality of adult-child interactions as a benchmark against which to compare QRIS ratings. Research Questions 1…
Lipscomb Shannon T., Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), Green Beth L., Patterson Lindsey Brianna, n.d.
Executive Summary
The study described in this report is the first of two studies on the validity of Oregon's QRIS. This study uses a measure of the observed quality of adult-child interactions as a benchmark against which to compare QRIS ratings. Research Questions 1…
Build Initiative, Early Learning Challenge Collaborative, Child Trends, n.d.
Other
This resource is an interactive online tool with individual state information. This tool allows users to view state profiles and create reports to compare states' quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS). It also features answers to ten top…
Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy, n.d.
Reports & Papers
The current report reviewed different evaluation components of the fifth year of full implementation of the Silver State Stars Quality Rating Improvement System. This project year, NICRP evaluated the system through a data tracking system, a post-…
Wellesley Centers for Women, Donahue Institute. Applied Research & Program Evaluation, n.d.
Reports & Papers
A federal Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTTT-ELC) grant award has significantly supported the statewide implementation of Massachusetts' QRIS. As part of the RTTT-ELC award, grantees are required to conduct a validation study of the…
Rosch Jacob, Norton Michael, n.d.
Other
This white paper presents an overview of the changes to the Keystone STARS rating system that may impact the childcare gap analysis, and models how these changes could impact the estimated gap in supply and demand for high-quality child care. (…
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, n.d.
Other
This interactive tool allows users to find data elements, filtering by level, category, and reporting requirements (e.g., child, early care and education experiences, and Program Information Report (PIR)). Results can be downloaded as an Excel…
Tarrant Kate, n.d.
Other
In this paper, we explore cross-sector QRIS, which we define as QRIS that are inclusive of child care and pre-K programs. The paper aims to support policymakers and advocates as they examine their existing approaches and strive to increase coherence…
Build Initiative, Child Trends, n.d.
Other
This primer, jointly produced by BUILD and Child Trends, focuses on communication and public policy. Sharpening QRIS communications strategies for public policy audiences is essential to stabilizing and growing QRIS. Together, BUILD and Child Trends…
Build Initiative, n.d.
Other
This resource discusses quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) and financing behind the rating process. It looks at strategies states are implementing to fund their QRIS, along with potential approaches toward revenue generation.
Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, n.d.
Other
An exploration of the early implementation in Wisconsin of YoungStar, the state child care quality rating and improvement system, including information on child care program ratings and resources devoted to program improvement
First Things First, n.d.
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A discussion of efforts to improve child care quality in Arizona and of quality measures used in Quality First, Arizona's child care quality rating and improvement system