QRIS Quality Improvement Strategies

Lee Kreader, Ph.D.
Sheila Smith, Ph.D.
Thu, 09/23/2010 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Funded by the Birth to Five Policy Alliance, The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at the Mailman School of Public Health-Columbia University recently completed an in-depth study examining the quality improvement strategies used in state Quality Rating and Improvement Systems.   Dr. Lee Kreader, Director of Research Connections and Dr. Sheila Smith, Director of Early Childhood for NCCP presented highlights from their study.  Their presentation addressed:

1. What are the features of professional development and on-site technical assistance that are currently aligned with states' Quality Rating Improvement Systems (e.g., content, targeting, use of training models)?

2.  How are states supporting trainers and working to ensure high quality training and technical assistance?

3.  To what extent do current efforts reflect research on professional development and coaching practices associated with improvements in quality and supports for young children's  development?

4.  What are recommendations for ongoing work to strengthen states' QRIS efforts?


For a copy of the powerpoint of the presentation, please see below.  To listen to the audio and view the video presentation, please follow the link below.