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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…
Hoffman Emily Brown, Whittingham Colleen E., Winter 2020
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
This research to practice summary describes how an 8-week case study used field notes, interviews, and video-based fieldwork to examine local instructional practices and to investigate the policies and protocols which facilitate these practices. We…
Stipek Deborah J., May, 2020
Executive Summary
This report reviews all of the state QRIS validation studies that examined associations between individual rating elements and child outcomes as well as other research that exists on four elements of the California QRIS, referred to as Quality…
Dynia Jaclyn M., Koury Abel J., Dore Rebecca A., Winter 2019
Executive Summary
Child care quality, accessibility, and affordability are critical concerns for families, especially those experiencing poverty. In Ohio, child care quality is regulated and monitored through Step Up to Quality (SUTQ), a tiered rating system that…
Carlson Julianna, Silamongkol Thanharat, Cleveland Jennifer, August, 2019
Executive Summary
Understanding more about the content, delivery, and providers' experiences of the coaching model can inform the Minnesota Department of Human Resources' decision making about Parent Aware implementation, including trainings for coaches, development…
Bultinck Erin, Silamongkol Thanharat, Lowe Claire, Cleveland Jennifer, Tout Kathryn, January, 2019
Executive Summary
The purpose of this summary is to report key findings from surveys of ECE providers regarding participation in Parent Aware. Administered in June 2018, the surveys gathered data from currently Rated and previously participating Parent Aware…
Washington (State). Department of Early Learning, 02 March, 2018
Executive Summary
The Department of Early Learning (DEL) oversees the Cost of Quality project as a part of DEL's obligation to create an effective and continuous early learning system for children and families in Washington state. DEL designed Phase II with a mission…
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…
Yazejian Noreen, Burchinal Margaret, Soliday-Hong Sandra, Howard Eboni C., December, 2017
Executive Summary
The ExceleRate Illinois tiered quality rating and improvement system was examined in a validation study conducted by the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) in collaboration with American Institutes for Research (AIR). ExceleRate…
Kirby Gretchen, Caronongan Pia, Esposito Andrea M., Murphy Lauren, Shoji Megan, Del Grosso Patricia, Kiambuthi Wamaitha, Clark Melissa A., Dragoset Lisa, November, 2017
Executive Summary
The Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) contracted with Mathematica Policy Research to conduct a descriptive study of TQRIS in the nine Round 1 RTT-ELC states four years after the receipt of grant funds. This report…
Perkins Kelley J., October, 2017
Executive Summary
Keystone STARS Revisioning began in February 2016 with the entire process taking 16 months. Towards the end of this timeline, an independent researcher was hired to further examine the stakeholder engagement process. The researcher conducted a…
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,…
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…
Lin Van-Kim Bui, Daily Sarah, September, 2017
Executive Summary
This report presents findings from surveys sent to registered and unregistered Level 1 early childhood care and education providers. Providers are designated as Level 1 if they comply with Colorado's licensing standards. When they register on the…
Soli Margaret, Bultinck Erin, Daily Sarah, September, 2017
Executive Summary
Coaching is a promising strategy to strengthen the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of early care and education (ECE) providers to best serve children and their families. Colorado Shines offers quality improvement supports, including on-site…