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Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Bhandarkar Mallika, 2021
Reports & Papers
Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) is a county-level quality rating and improvement system that supports center-based and family child care providers serving children from birth to age five. The RAND Corporation conducted a developmental evaluation…
Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Bhandarkar Mallika, 2021
Executive Summary
Over the course of the evaluation, we addressed ten research questions organized under two broad headings: (1) the assessment process and tier ratings and (2) coaching (Table S.1). To address these research questions, the RAND study team engaged in…
Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., Cannon Jill S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Bhandarkar Mallika, 2021
Other
Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) is a county-level quality rating and improvement system that supports center-based and family child care providers serving children from birth to age five. The RAND Corporation conducted a developmental evaluation…
Cannon Jill S., Gomez Celia J., Whitaker Anamarie A., 2020
Reports & Papers
This report highlights several broad data-use lessons drawn from the RAND Corporation's experiences as a research partner with Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA), the QRIS in Los Angeles County. We analyzed QSLA data from 2013 through 2019 to examine…
Whitaker Anamarie A., Gomez Celia J., Cannon Jill S., 2020
Reports & Papers
In 2018, the RAND Corporation entered into an RPP with Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA), Los Angeles (LA) County’s quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) for early learning providers serving children from birth to age five. Specifically, we…
Whitaker Anamarie A., Gomez Celia J., Cannon Jill S., 2020
Other
We developed a series of seven rapid feedback memos (RFMs) to provide emerging findings to QSLA stakeholders. Each RFM had the same basic structure even though the content changed from one memo to the next. This appendix provides the RFM structure…
Cannon Jill S., Meyers Sophie, Kaufman Julia H., 2019
Reports & Papers
This report focuses on early childhood education (ECE). It specifically examines the implementation of key state actions-described in Kaufman et al. (2018)- intended to support and improve ECE and what implementation challenges have emerged.…
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…
Karoly Lynn A., Schwartz Heather L., Setodji Claude Messan, Haas Ann C., 2016
Reports & Papers
In June 2013, the Delaware Office of Early Learning contracted with the RAND Corporation to conduct an independent evaluation of Delaware Stars for Early Success, the state's quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) for early learning and care…
Karoly Lynn A., Schwartz Heather L., Setodji Claude Messan, Haas Ann C., 2016
Executive Summary
In June 2013, the Delaware Office of Early Learning contracted with the RAND Corporation to conduct an independent evaluation of Delaware Stars for Early Success, the state's quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) for early learning and care…
Auger Anamarie, Karoly Lynn A., Schwartz Heather L., 2015
Reports & Papers
In June 2013, the Delaware Office of Early Learning contracted with the RAND Corporation to conduct an independent evaluation of Delaware Stars for Early Success, the state's quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) for early learning and care…
Karoly Lynn A., May, 2014
Literature Review
As early care and education (ECE) quality rating and improvement systems (QRISs) have advanced and matured, a number of states and localities have undertaken evaluations to validate the systems. Such efforts stem from the desire to ensure that the…
Schwartz Heather L., Karoly Lynn A., Le Vi-Nhuan, Tamargo Jennifer, Setodji Claude Messan, 2014
Reports & Papers
As part of a federal Race to the Top--Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grant, Delaware is seeking to improve early care and education (ECE) services and increase the number of infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children in high-quality programs…
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…