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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: Monitoring & Accountability   Year: 2014
Mission and goal statements are explicit written declarations that provide a foundation for QRIS activities and expected outcomes. Mission and goal statements may be included in QRIS statutes, policy manuals and/or websites; they offer stakeholders a...
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...
To gain more insight into different strategies for shaping and implementing QRIS, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) interviewed 48 child care center directors from nine states (FL, IL, IA, KY, ME, NC...
This brief by the National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement is an examination of current standards that apply to varied types of early care and education programs. It contains an overview of the types of program quality standards in States,...
The article Quality in early childhood settings: universal values and cultural flexibility (page 78) within the June edition of Early Childhood Matters from the Bernard van Leer Foundation – A good start: advances in early childhood development – enables...
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...
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,...
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: 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...
Topic: Monitoring & Accountability   Year: 2012
This powerpoint presentation was provided by Teachstone as part of the CLASS/QRIS Learning Community and focuses on the CLASS training and observation process, answering such questions as “How are staff selected? How is reliability ensured with the...