Designing QRIS for Equitable Impact: How Louisiana Created Alignment to Improve Quality at Scale

Amanda Alexander
Nasha Patel
Paula Polito
Sedra Spano
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

In 2015, the Louisiana Department of Education launched an ambitious effort to revise their QRIS in order to improve quality in ECE programs. A key component to their QRIS evolution was the decision to align on a single, unified metric on a statewide level: the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS). Louisiana’s groundbreaking use of one system as the sole indicator of program quality for early childhood settings across the state has built a culture of focused improvement for teachers, administrators, and parents. Watch this Let’s Talk where state leaders shed light on Louisiana's journey toward educational equity for the youngest of learners and lessons learned that leaders desiring similar outcomes should consider.

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