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The National Resource Library contains resources on a variety of QRIS focus areas. You can search resources by topic, author, date and/or type.

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Topic: Standards & Standards Alignment   Year: 2013
Governors can increase the number of children proficient in reading by third grade in their states by ensuring that their states’ efforts in early childhood and elementary education take account of three major and widely embraced results of educational...
The recently released report, A Guide to Evaluating Pay for Success Programs and Social Impact Bonds, provides analysis of Pay for Success (PFS) and Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) and raises questions for lawmakers and communities considering PFS and SIBs as...
This brief presents a policy blueprint for State early childhood professional development systems. An integrated system of professional development should unite the early childhood sectors (i.e., child care, Head Start, prekindergarten, public schools,...
Topic: Engagement & Outreach   Year: 2013
This guide offers practical advice to states for development and implementation of a communications strategy to promote quality early learning and QRIS to providers, families, policymakers and the public. Included are issues to consider, practical tips...
Topic: Monitoring & Accountability   Year: 2011
Accreditation and Quality Rating and Improvement Systems How states recognize accreditation varies greatly from state to state. As of September 2011, eighteen states recognized accreditation standards in some form within their QRIS standards and are more...
Recent changes to the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) require a State’s child care market price survey to: be statistically valid and reliable; and reflect variations in the cost of child care services by geographic area, type of provider, and...
Citing studies by Dr. Walter Gilliam and the federal government, Linda Smith and Shantel Meek examine how implicit bias disproportionately affects expulsion and suspension rates of young, Black school children. The authors challenge the early childhood...
This brief powerpoint presentation created by Louise Stoney, co-founder of the Alliance for Early Childhood Finance, provides illustrations for aligning finance with standards in a quality rating and improvement system.
As of 2014, nearly every state and territory had established a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) or is planning for one. Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) play an important part in the implementation of QRIS in most states...
Nearly every state and territory has established a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) or is planning one. In most states, referral agencies (CCR&Rs) play an important part in the implementation of QRIS. Because of this many stae leaders are...