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Voices for Georgia's Children, Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, December, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet examines early learning quality initiatives in Georgia, along with the state's voluntary quality rating and improvement system, Quality Rated.
Child Trends, August, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Child Trends researchers invited 10 programs that participated in the January 2019 Building Quality Cohort to describe their experiences with their Parent Aware Quality Coach. To reflect the distribution of programs within the Building Quality…
Kirby Gretchen, Herrmann Mariesa, Wolfendale Clare, Esposito Andrea M., April, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief examines states' progress on this objective by describing patterns of TQRIS participation and ratings for the nine Round 1 states during the grant period (2012 to 2016). The brief presents patterns by state and for four types of programs…
Herrmann Mariesa, Kirby Gretchen, Deutsch Jonah, Wolfendale Clare, Esposito Andrea M., Caronongan Pia, Dragoset Lisa, April, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief describes programs' ratings across the nine Round 1 RTT-ELC states, which had different TQRIS characteristics and policies in place during the grant period (2012 to 2016). Over this period, individual states changed few of their TQRIS…
National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, April, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This snapshot highlights study findings from four recent publications that describe the progress of nine states that received Round 1 Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grants in implementing systems that rate early learning and…
Indiana University Southeast. Applied Research and Education Center, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Quality care and education provide physical, social, cognitive, and emotional nourishment through mentally stimulating play and activities. In addition to basic safety considerations within a facility, attention to nutrition and sleep are essential…
First 5 San Joaquin, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Raising Quality! IMPACT is a quality rating and improvement system for early care and learning programs in San Joaquin County that offers quality standards, coaching, training, and incentives to participating providers. This fact sheet presents key…
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 Afterschool and Summer Enrichment, December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
From December of 2016 through March of 2017 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) facilitated two cohorts of a Peer Learning Community (PLC) on Quality Improvement for 23 state teams. Participating states created cross-…
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.