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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

Pennsylvania

Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2016
The Success By 6® (SB6) initiative is designed to support early care and education centers in improving and sustaining quality in Pennsylvania’s Keystone STARS Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). The SB6 evaluation report examined...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2016
The Success By 6® (SB6) initiative is designed to support early care and education centers in improving and sustaining quality in Pennsylvania’s Keystone STARS Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).1 Keystone STARS is a statewide QRIS that is...

Rhode Island

Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2016
Funded by Rhode Island’s RTT-ELC grant and prepared by Child Trends, this report addresses two central questions: one, is there evidence that the BrightStars rating and standards are measuring quality? And two, is there evidence that the BrightStars...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2015
Study shows how quality improvement happens. When it comes to improving the quality of afterschool programs, managers hold the key. That's one lesson from a new study about how par­ticipation in a continuous quality improvement initiative produced...

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Wisconsin

Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2017
This study from the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute analyzes the last several years of YoungStar, Wisconsin’s child care quality rating and improvement system, and offers recommendations for improvement. Key findings of the report include: there are...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2015
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) launched YoungStar in the fall of 2010. In this report,  a five year look at the successes and challenges of Wisconsin’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for child care, as well as some one...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2016
Analysis from the Wisconsin Early Child Care Study, also known as the YoungStar Validation study, shows YoungStar differentiates among programs of varying observed quality. Specifically, programs rated 2 Stars had lower observed levels of quality than...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2015
The Wisconsin Early Child Care Study Findings on the Validity of YoungStar Ratings for Observed Classroom Quality was completed in 2015.  The Validation Study findings indicate that the YoungStar star rating level does differentiate among programs...