Implications of QRIS Design for the Distribution of Program Ratings and Linkages between Ratings and Observed Quality

This brief is designed to compare the three different structural models – block structures, points structures, hybrid structures – by using three hypothetical QRIS. The data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (ECLS-B), was used to model three QRIS using the three structure models mentioned above, with the idea that by using consistent data but changing the structure and rules for the standards, it will be possible to look at how different QRIS structures would relate to observed quality as measured by the ECER-R.