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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: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2012
This evaluation brief is one in a series of evaluation briefs conducted on behalf of Kentucky STARS for KIDS NOW.  Within this brief, you will find links to other reports written as part of Kentucky’s process evaluation. This particular evaluation...
This report presents a rich and nuanced statistical portrait of America’s Latino children, drawn from the latest nationally-representative data. It is a complex picture. Some facets will be familiar, while others are less well known. All have important...
This research brief (OPRE 2015-48) is the first in a series which seeks to provide early childhood researchers, program developers, and funders with an introduction to implementation frameworks and promising practices in implementation science with the...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2015
This annotated bibliography identifies selected resources to assist states in assessing their current continuous quality improvement process for preschool programs as they expand services to increase access to high quality programs. (Annotated...
This annotated bibliography identifies selected resources on using tax policy, especially refundable tax credits, as a financing strategy for early childhood programs.
This research-to-practice brief is intended to help policymakers, program managers, and practitioners learn how the newly released Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) measures can be used to complement or supplement two approaches,...
This report summarizes findings of a literature review and research syntheses in three areas — implementation science, early care and education quality, and costs. The goal of this effort was to create a draft conceptual framework to guide development of...
Topic: Monitoring & Accountability   Year: 2012
Trend Briefs share data collected through the NAEYC Accreditation process and connect the findings to early childhood research trends. The analysis of this data tells the story of successful approaches used by high quality programs
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2011
The purpose of this Brief is to highlight issues and recommendations for conducting program observations as part of a QRIS. Some of the issues in this brief apply to all early care and education settings, including family child care homes; others apply...
Topic: Monitoring & Accountability   Year: 2016
Three principles of scale development — Dimensionality, Item Selection, & Item Scoring are especially relevant for Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) rating scales. This brief describes how using these principles can help in the...