ExceleRate Illinois Validation Study Report (December 2017)

This validation study conducted by the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) in collaboration with American Institutes for Research (AIR) examines the ExceleRate Illinois tiered quality rating and improvement system. ExceleRate Illinois provides systems for monitoring and improving child care quality and providing clear information to families about the quality of the early care and education (ECE) of enrolled centers and schools. This study examines the validity and reliability of the ExceleRate Circles of Quality.