Afterschool Investments Project
Most state QRIS use measures of program quality applicable to the age range served. This document identifies the program quality tool each state uses, how the assessment is used in the QRIS, and how the assessment is linked to program quality improvement.
A Closer Look at School-Age Quality Indicators in Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Standards
Of the 20 state QRIS standards, 16 states include school-age specific quality standards and indicators. Twelve of these states embed school-age indicators within QRIS standards and four have developed a stand-alone “school-age track”. Findings are summarized in this table.
Guidance for State Leaders Developing Quality Rating and Improvement Systems for School-age Programs
Many states are designing or expanding quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) to include school-age programs. This brief provides an overview of key considerations for developing effective strategies to including school-age programs in QRIS.