Session 4: Streamlining QRIS Standards

November 29 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (eastern)

Efficiency:  Streamlining QRIS standards based on your state’s knowledge and data-based  experience with Early Learning and Development providers
QRIS data systems that support online application, automatic import of data from other databases, e.g., regulation, workforce registry, not only ease the application for providers, focus the work of Technical Assistance/Quality Improvement specialists and make rating decisions but can yield valuable information to streamline standards.

Speaker Biographies:

Beth Rous, Ed.D.

Beth Rous is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership Studies and Director of the Kentucky Partnership for Early Childhood Services, Human Development Institute, at the U of K. She is the Principal Investigator of several State contracts including: the Quality Rating and Improvement Technical Assistance System, Child Care Resource and Referral State Network; Kentucky Early Childhood Data System, which provides state-level aggregate data on child outcomes for children participating in public pre-K and early intervention programs; and pilot ASQ from child care providers and state subsidy workers. Dr. Rous is Co-Principal Investigator on CONNECT: National Early Childhood Center on Knowledge Mobilization. Her current research efforts include a series of studies in collaboration with the National Institute for Early Education Research on teacher qualifications and quality measures for preschool classrooms.

Kyle Snow, Ph.D.

Kyle Snow is currently Senior Scholar and Director of the Center for Applied Research at NAEYC. He provides scientific leadership for the organization and ensures that NAEYC positions and procedures are research-based. Before joining NAEYC in 2010, Dr. Snow was a Senior Research Psychologist at Research Triangle International (RTI), where he was the Principal Investigator for the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study - Birth Cohort. Prior to joining RTI in 2005, Dr. Snow was the Director of the NICHD Program in Early Learning and School Readiness. His areas of specialization include infant and child development, early childhood assessment, and factors affecting children's early care and education experiences and their transition to school, especially the experiences of dual-language learners. He has served on numerous Federal, State, and private advisory panels, and is a Research Connections Fellow.

Pre-Session Assignments

Please discuss the following questions with your team and be ready to share your responses on the webinar on the 29th. 

1. When you have revised your state’s QRIS standards in the past, what were the reasons for the revision?

  • To make it easier to administer QRIS
  • To make it easier for ECE programs to participate in QRIS
  • To address emerging issues (e.g., diversity, child assessment, reflective practice)
  • Other

 2. What data did you use to guide your decision to revise the QRIS?

  • Information from participants in the QRIS (programs, providers, parents)
  • Data from your QRIS management system
  • State Research
  • National Research
  • Other

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