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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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The report describes what has been learned from research grants on early intervention and early childhood education funded by the Institute's National Center for Education Research and National Center for Special Education Research, and published in peer...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2011
The use of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRISs) is continually expanding across the country; in 2010, there were 25 states operating or piloting QRISs and now nearly every other state is planning to or has already begun developing a QRIS or...
These series of reports and breifs present results from first year of Seeds to Success Field Test and Randomized Controlled Trial.  Results suggest that when child care providers get one-on-one coaching and a modest amount of money to make changes...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2016
The Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development (ECD) is the focal point within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for early childhood health and development...
This compendium reviews technical information provided by developers regarding the reliability and validity of 8 commonly used child assessments and 10 developmental screening tools and translates this information into user-friendly language. The...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2013
Validation of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS): Examples from Four States demonstrates how different states (Indiana, Maine, Minnesota and Virginia) have approached QRIS validation, compares findings, and highlights challenges in designing...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2012
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) for early care and education and school age care programs are designed to collect information about quality and to use that information to produce program-level ratings, which are the foundation of a QRIS....
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2017
The purpose of this report is to compile and analyze findings from 10 validation studies examining quality ratings of ECE programs participating in state QRIS. The availability of recent research results addressing similar research questions in 10...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2014
(QRISs) have advanced and matured, a number of states and localities have undertaken evaluations to validate the systems. Such efforts stem from the desire to ensure that the system is designed and operating in the ways envisioned when the system was...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2019
In the United States, parenthood can present significant financial challenges. This issue brief from the Center for American Progress examines recent data on child care payments and patterns that provide insight into family use of child care....