Monitoring & Accountability
Early Learning Guidelines, Curriculum and Child Assessment in Standards of State Quality Improvement and Rating Systems
This 50-state matrix (as well as the District of Columbia) provides data on the status of states in establishing early learning guidelines and inclusion of curriculum and child assessment in standards established within their state quality rating and improvement systems.
Most state QRIS use measures of program quality applicable to the age range served. This document identifies the program quality tool each state uses, how the assessment is used in the QRIS, and how the assessment is linked to program quality improvement.
A Closer Look at School-Age Quality Indicators in Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Standards
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 summarized in this table.
A discussion of how to build a QRIS that considers and honors the cultures of providers, children and families.