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The State Resource Library contains resources developed by states to support their QRIS implementation. You can search resources by state and/or state resource type.

State: Any Resource Type: Quality Improvement & Technical Assistance


This annual guide provides information to all participants in the Quality First system regarding the services available to them, how they can be engaged in the process, and processes and protocols to be followed.
This guide provides implementation supports for all Arizona’s Quality First participants as well as tips on how to establish a successful quality improvement process.
This document offers guidance to Arizona’s Quality First participants in establishing documentation to achieve a quality-level star rating.


This document includes California's CQI pathways for the following cores (with hyperlinks):  Child Development & School Readiness Teachers and Teaching Program and Environment
California developed the Pathways by streamlining the rated elements on their Framework to prioritize research-based tools that demonstrate improved child outcomes (e.g., the CLASS). This narrowed the Hybrid Rating Matrix to include only the “few and the...
The Framework includes common, research-based elements, tools, and resources grouped into three core areas: (1) Child Development and School Readiness, (2) Teachers and Teaching, and (3) Program and Environment. This Framework is being implemented in the...


This guide offers a resource to help programs participate successfully in the Colorado Shines Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Its purposes are to 1) help programs understand the structure, requirements and benefits associated with Colorado...


Evaluation of Delaware Stars for Early Success: Year 2 Report by the RAND Corporation aims to determine whether Delaware Stars providers are advancing in the rating system and whether additional providers serving infants, toddlers, and preschool-age...


Purdue's evaluation of Indiana's QRIS (Paths to QUALITY) has two phases. Phase 1 (2007-2011): Implementation and validation study; Phase 2 (2012-2016): Provider focus groups, longitudinal child outcome study and longitudinal provider outcome study, and...