Alternative Rating Structures for Kentucky STARS for KIDS NOW: A Process Evaluation

This evaluation brief is one in a series of evaluation briefs conducted on behalf of Kentucky STARS for KIDS NOW.  Within this brief, you will find links to other reports written as part of Kentucky’s process evaluation. This particular evaluation brief is to inform a discussion of alternative rating structures for Kentucky STARS for KIDS Now. The brief provides a theoretical review of possible rating structures. Second, data from child care facilities currently participating in STARS are used to predict how facilities might score in alternative rating structures. Finally, the “results” of the alternative rating structures are compared to each other and to the current rating structure.