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The National Resource Library contains resources on a variety of QRIS focus areas. You can search resources by topic, author, date and/or type.

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As concern increases over how specific public policies affect children in the early years, establishing cause and effect and estimating the benefits to young children puts increased technical demands on assessment. The Center on Enhancing Early Learning...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2011
An important long-term goal of QRIS is to improve child development and school readiness outcomes for children. This Brief examines key issues in measuring children’s development when evaluating QRIS.
This methodological report describes how selected predictors of quality can be measured using data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE). The report also provides descriptive data for each of the selected predictors of quality. The...
  This report presents analysis of administrative data from quality rating and improvement systems in Miami/Dade County, Florida and the States of Illinois and Tennessee. The secondary data analysis examined the following four research topics:...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2012
The purpose of this paper is to identify options for states to consider for incorporating child assessments into the design, implementation, and evaluation of their QRISs or other quality improvement (QI) efforts.
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2015
The Preschool Program Quality Assurance System Discussion Guide is designed to facilitate policymakers’ review of their state’s Preschool Program Quality Assurance Systems (PPQAS). The discussion guide includes two frameworks to inform the critical...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2019
This report from Child Trends reveals that most child care programs participate in Minnesota’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for financial incentives such as grants, scholarships for the children they serve, and access to free or...
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems are evolving rapidly. As part of BUILD's effort to support QRIS to reform and strengthen early learning systems, we have created a suite of 5 resources, dubbed QRIS 3.0: Tool for a Cross-Sector QRISComplete with a...
Observational tools are used in QRIS to measure features of process quality in early care and education (ECE) programs. This fact sheet provides a descriptive analysis of how observational tools are being incorporated across all currently operating QRIS...