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National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, June, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet summarizes information from the Quality Compendium. We provide a descriptive analysis of the information to show how QRISs are incorporating scores and setting cut points on the most commonly used observational tools. For more…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, June, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet summarizes information from the Quality Compendium about the data systems for QRISs currently operating in the United States. The fact sheet covers the types of data included in QRIS data systems, how the data are being used, and…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, June, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet summarizes information from the Quality Compendium. It describes the number of QRISs that are using CQI in their rating or quality improvement processes. It also summarizes different CQI strategies that are incorporated in QRISs,…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, March, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) quality standards are used to assign ratings to programs that participate in QRIS, providing families and the public with information about each program's quality. States typically use licensing standards…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
QRIS frequently incorporate the use of curricula and child assessment as indicators for rating programs, especially in QRIS focused on improving school readiness and child outcomes. Some QRIS specify particular curricula or child assessments in…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
States and localities use and raise funding from a variety of sources to support the activities of their QRIS, including their rating and accountability processes and quality improvement efforts. Typically, funding of all elements of the QRIS is…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet provides an overview of quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) history. It touches on its beginnings, growth and traction, adaptability, changes over time, and future efforts.
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
QRIS use specific quality indicators (metrics) to rate the programs in their systems. Indicators are frequently grouped together in categories that represent the dimensions of quality the QRIS assesses in the rating process. To avoid redundancy,…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
QRIS for early care and education programs sometimes incorporate features that are specific to supporting quality for certain age groups of children, including infants and toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children. The indicators on which…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet presents common mission and goal statements found in quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) communications, providing examples from several states.
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The number of programs participating in a QRIS is a key indicator of system functioning. The total number of programs participating and the density of participation (the percentage of eligible programs participating) varies depending on factors such…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
QRIS define both structures and processes to assign quality ratings to programs. The specific requirements States have put in place to guide the rating process often depend on the structure of the system, whether it is based on points, levels, or…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Staff qualification indicators used in QRIS cover multiple features related to levels of education, initial training (hours and content), ongoing professional development, and staff supports. These staff qualifications features are the most commonly…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
QRIS often set goals to include programs that serve children who face challenges, including those with a developmental or physical disability, who are homeless, or who are in foster care. Children from diverse cultures or who are English language…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Technical assistance (TA) in QRIS supports the reflective processes that professionals need to translate the theories and information learned through education and training into best practices (National Association for the Education of Young…