Outlines the state of quality rating and improvement systems, where more research is needed, and the framework for evaluation.
A discussion of how to build a QRIS that considers and honors the cultures of providers, children and families.
A discussion of what still needs to be understood about how best to measure quality in early learning settings.
A question and answer forum with three child care experts that address issues regarding the reliability of QRIS and issues regarding how to measure quality.
A paper that offers suggestions for intentional inclusion of quality
A brief that outlines the lessons learned about measuring quality including ratios, family partnerships and learning environments as well as evaluating QRIS.
A presentation that crosswalks the relationships between ECERS-R and NAEYC accreditation; contains research relationships and criteria alignment.
A case study of five early adopting state QRISs including descriptions of the theory of change, including aspects of quality included in each state system, challenges facing system designers and lessons learned from these states.
Provides a description of how each state
An analysis of the potential for quality standards in Paths to QUALITY, the QRIS in Indiana, to increase child care quality and improve child development outcomes, based on results from pilot sites.