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The State Resource Library contains resources developed by states to support their QRIS implementation. You can search resources by state and/or state resource type.

State: Any Resource Type: Evaluation & Research

Louisiana

Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2016
Louisiana’s new accountability system, which is mandatory for all our publicly funded early care and education programs (including child care, Head Start/EHS and Pre-K) is based solely on the CLASS.  This report addresses some of the challenges...

Massachusetts

Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2015
The Massachusetts‘ Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Pilot was successfully launched by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) in the Spring of 2010. This implementation evaluation report documents the accomplishments...

Michigan

Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2015
Documenting and improving early childhood program quality is a national priority, leading to a rapid expansion of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRISs). QRISs document and improve the quality of early childhood education programs and provide...

Minnesota

Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2010
This report covers 18 months of the Minnesota Parent Aware QRIS pilot from July, 2008 through December, 2009, and is part of the process evaluation of the program.  The report addresses the supply of programs and the tuition rates charged by...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2016
This Initial Validation Report, prepared by Child Trends, (2016), examines the extent to which the rating process and the four star quality ratings that are awarded are fair, accurate, and meaningful. Overall, the results of the initial validation study...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2015
The Participation in Parent Aware Ratings Across Minnesota report takes a detailed look at the supply of Parent Aware Rated programs.  Using maps and charts, this report breaks down participation across counties and by rating level.  Parent...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2019
This report from Child Trends reveals that most child care programs participate in Minnesota’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for financial incentives such as grants, scholarships for the children they serve, and access to free or...

New York

Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2016
New York State has released the results of their first comparative analysis of performance date on programs participating in QUALITYstarsNY, New York's early childhood quality rating and improvement system.
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2015
An evaluation of the field test of QUALITYstarsNY, New York State's quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), that examined: program recruitment, support, and participation; the use of QRIS standards to measure quality; and the implications for state...

Pennsylvania

Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2015
A team from the University of Pennsylvania was funded by the William Penn Foundation to conduct an inquiry of Keystone STARS. The goal of this inquiry was to provide a broad look at Keystone STARS to inform future revisions and evaluation of the system...