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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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When used together, the Early Childhood Work Environment Survey and the Program Administration Scale provide a comprehensive picture of quality related to a program's organizational climate and leadership and management practices. This crosswalk is...
In April 2012, Louise Stoney, co-founder of the Alliance for Early Childhood Finance, served as a guest blogger for Sara Mead’s “Policy Notebook” blog that appears in Education Week. At this link, you will find copies of the blogs, which were published...
Interest in the quality of provider-family relationships in early care and education (ECE) settings has sharpened the focus on defining and measuring elements of these relationships across settings for program improvement purposes. In this brief, authors...
In response to a lack of available, validated instruments designed specifically to measure the quality of classroom support provided for children with disabilities in inclusive settings, the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP), a structured observation...
  The National Center for Children in Poverty is pleased to announce the release of our latest publication, Practices for Promoting Young Children’s Learning in QRIS Standards. This brief provides an examination of the strength of supports for...
This resource reviews which states accommodate children with special needs in their quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), and highlights states with exceptional inclusionary practices.
Observational tools are used in QRIS to measure features of process quality in early care and education (ECE) programs. This fact sheet provides a descriptive analysis of how observational tools are being incorporated across all currently operating QRIS...
A discussion of how to build a QRIS that considers and honors the cultures of providers, children and families.
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) and Head Start Alignment This paper was developed in response to the many questions which arose during the 2011 Early Learning Challenge grant planning process when applicants were asked to align and...