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The State Resource Library contains resources developed by states to support their QRIS implementation. You can search resources by state and/or state resource type.

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Arizona

This document offers guidance to Arizona’s Quality First participants in establishing documentation to achieve a quality-level star rating.

California

California Early Childhood Online offers free online overview modules covering key California Department of Education’s Early Learning publications and resources and other state-approved content. Each overview module is between 1 and 4 hours, and...
This document includes California's CQI pathways for the following cores (with hyperlinks):  Child Development & School Readiness Teachers and Teaching Program and Environment
California developed the Pathways by streamlining the rated elements on their Framework to prioritize research-based tools that demonstrate improved child outcomes (e.g., the CLASS). This narrowed the Hybrid Rating Matrix to include only the “few and the...
California’s Best Practices for Young Dual Language Learners: Research Overview Paper is a publication that provides early childhood educators with valuable information on the most current research on the development of young dual language learners...
The Framework includes common, research-based elements, tools, and resources grouped into three core areas: (1) Child Development and School Readiness, (2) Teachers and Teaching, and (3) Program and Environment. This Framework is being implemented in the...
Topic: Evaluation & Research   Year: 2015
This half-term report, submitted by American Institutes for Research, presents findings which focus on the Validity and Reliability Study of California’s RTT-ELC quality rating and improvement system (QRIS). The final report, available January 2016, will...
This report summarizes regional findings, recommendations, and lessons learned from 2012-2015 in implementing Early Learning Race to the Top Challenge Grant (RTT). In addition to working with partners during regional QRIS implementation, we conducted...
This brief identifies important elements of high-quality early childhood education programs as indicated by research and professional standards. These include: Early learning standards and curricula that address the whole child, are developmentally...

Colorado

This guide offers a resource to help programs participate successfully in the Colorado Shines Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Its purposes are to 1) help programs understand the structure, requirements and benefits associated with Colorado...