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Friese Sarah, King Carlise, Tout Kathryn, December, 2013
Methods
The Quality Initiatives Research and Evaluation Consortium (INQUIRE) Data Work Group was convened to address a request from stakeholders for information on building an effective data infrastructure to support activities including monitoring,…
Mitchell Anne (Anne W.), December, 2013
Other
A model of the costs of operating early learning programs within different tiers of BrightStars, the Rhode Island child care quality rating and improvement system
Ireland. Early Years Education Policy Unit, December, 2013
Other
This report provides an overview of the development and field testing of the Siolta Quality Assurance Programme (QAP). It outlines the timeline, key roles and activities and draws upon evaluation data gathered at various stages of the action…
Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, December, 2013
Other
An exploration of the 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
Logan Helen, Sumsion Jennifer, Press Frances, December, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article illuminates the significance of the Child Care Act 1972 (Cwlth) as a critical juncture in the development of Australian early childhood education and care (ECEC) policy and, specifically, in establishing quality as a key policy…
Iowa. Department of Human Services, December, 2013
Reports & Papers
Iowa has had a Quality Rating System (QRS) for child care providers since 2006. While adjustments to the QRS have been made since that time, a more thorough analysis of the structure and effectiveness of the rating system have been needed. The Iowa…
Iowa. Department of Human Services, December, 2013
Executive Summary
Iowa has had a Quality Rating System (QRS) for child care providers since 2006. While adjustments to the QRS have been made since that time, a more thorough analysis of the structure and effectiveness of the rating system have been needed. The Iowa…
Michigan's Children (Group), December, 2013
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief examines the current structure of Michigan's quality rating and improvement system known as Great Start to Quality, launched in 2010, and outlines several incentive-based recommendations for improvement.
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Winter 2013
Reports & Papers
A comparison of the Illinois child care quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) ratings that child care centers would receive through either their accreditation status or their observed quality, based on data for 55 accredited child care…
Smith Charles, December, 2013
Reports & Papers
This paper introduces the nomenclature of performance-based accountability systems (PBAS) to the expanded learning field, provides a policy case study for a countywide system in southern Florida and uses data from that system to explore the issue of…
Maxwell Kelly, Daily Sarah, Graham Peter, 25 November, 2013
Reports & Papers
Iowa is among a growing number of states that have a Quality Rating System (QRS)--over half of the states are designing, piloting, or implementing a QRS. A QRS is a systematic approach "to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in…
Maxwell Kelly, Daily Sarah, Graham Peter, 25 November, 2013
Executive Summary
Iowa is among a growing number of states that have a Quality Rating System (QRS)--over half of the states are designing, piloting, or implementing a QRS. A QRS is a systematic approach "to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in…
Mayoral Maria Victoria, November, 2013
Other
This document presents a national review of states' and jurisdictions' Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) that have been implemented statewide, focusing on how these systems can include standards that explicitly address the needs of…
Mayoral Maria Victoria, November, 2013
Other
This document presents a national review of states' and jurisdictions' Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) that have been implemented statewide, focusing on how these systems can include standards that explicitly address the needs of…
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