Afterschool Investments Project

Use of Program Quality Measures in States with School-Age QRIS

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.

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Use of Program Quality Measures in States with School-Age Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS)

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.

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A Closer Look at School-Age Quality Indicators in Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Standards

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.

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Guidance for State Leaders Developing Quality Rating and Improvement Systems for School-age Programs

Using the Child Care and Development Fund to Support a System of Quality Improvement for School-Age Programs

This publication provides information and considerations for State child care administrators and policymakers for improving access to high quality school-age programs that reflect the unique needs of school-age children. A systems framework is used to illustrate strategic approaches to using the Child Care and Development Fund and other resources to build a strongly aligned system of quality improvement. (publisher abstract)

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Using the Child Care and Development Fund to Support a System of Quality Improvement for School-Age Programs

Using a State Child Care Quality Rating System to Promote Quality in Afterschool Programs

This strategy brief examines one strategy for improving quality, namely, using a State quality rating system (QRS) to assess after-school programs and the needs of school-age children. The brief explores how States can use their existing or newly emerging rating system to more strategically promote after-school program quality. It also shares State strategies for aligning the rating system with broader after-school professional development efforts.

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Using a State Child Care Quality Rating System to Promote Quality in Afterschool Programs
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