QRIS and P-3
On May 27, 2011, BUILD presented a webinar on alignment of QRIS and P-3 to a large, diverse audience. Two emerging movements – Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) and P-3 (pre-school through 3rd grade) – present opportunities to improve the quality of children’s early experiences. Presenting from their paper written for BUILD and entitled QRIS and P-3: Creating Synergy Across Systems to Close Achievement Gaps and Improve Opportunities for Young Children, co-authors Kristie Kauerz, Ed.D. and Abby Thorman, Ph.D. explored opportunities for alignment across the two systems. Kauerz and Thorman discussed the overarching challenges that these two parallel movements face and provided an overview of the QRIS and P-3 landscapes. Elizabeth Burke Bryant, Rhode Island KIDS Count, Ralph Smith, Annie E. Casey Foundation, and Arron Jiron, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, provided comments in response from the philanthropic community.