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As a part of the FACES study*, Mathematica Policy Research designed and conducted a study to assess the extent to which using different observation measures and protocols to evaluate classroom quality may affect (1) the resulting scores and (2) the...
Quality Rating Systems (QRS) are currently operating, under development or being piloted in over 25 states or local areas. As the QRS model becomes integrated into the landscape of child care and education service delivery, policy and the decisions...
Topic: Monitoring & Accountability   Year: 2013
This report summarizes information gathered through interviews with state and national key informants regarding continuous quality improvement in quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS).
Topic: Monitoring & Accountability   Year: 2016
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a Joint Policy Statement on Coordinated Efficiencies in Monitoring and Oversight of Early Care and Education Programs. The purpose of this...
  This report provides an in-depth look at quality rating and improvement systems in Miami/Dade County in Florida and in the States of Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana and Pennsylvania.  This report, on defining and measuring quality, examines the...
Over the past few years, interest in assessing children as they enter kindergarten has gained momentum in states. The Center for Applied Research at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has developed this guidance to...
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...
The field of early childhood education continues to grapple with the issue of understanding quality in classrooms. The lack of clarity in definition (or conceptualization) and related ability to assess (or operationalize) quality has contributed to a...
This brief introduces the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) measures for early care and education stakeholders. The brief introduces the constructs and elements included in the measures, the measures’ reliability, how the measures...
Topic: Monitoring & Accountability   Year: 2011
One quality domain of interest to program administrators and Quality Rating and Improvement System developers focuses on the relationships between families and providers. High quality family-provider relationships have been hypothesized to affect both...