QRIS and Diversity Resource List

This resource list includes resources, tools, rating standards and policies used in quality rating and improvement systems that relate to cultural equity, sensitivity, relevance or appropriateness as well as to multicultural or bi-lingual education. The resource list is not exhaustive. It is a working draft that can be updated as states and national organizations develop additional tools and document their policies and processes. Many states may have processes in place that have not yet been documented.  Some resources and trainings that state leaders have used in the past may not have been identified due to staffing changes.  Nevertheless, the list provides: (1) technical assistants with resources that may be useful as they work with state leaders and programs; (2) insight into the level of progress that states have made with respect to building culturally competent QRIS; and (3) a spotlight on gaps where further resources may need to be developed.