Capital Quality—DC's Enhanced Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS)

The Office of the State Superintendent’s (OSSE) Division of Early Learning (DEL) is in the process of replacing the current Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), Going for the Gold, with an enhanced QRIS system named Capital Quality. Since its original implementation, the current QRIS has not changed or been updated, but due to changes in the education on sector in DC and an increased need for a common measure of quality across all three sectors (public charter schools, DC Public Schools, and community-based organizations), it has become vital to replace the current QRIS with one that measures program quality. Most importantly, Capital Quality will be public-facing, which will allow parents to review and compare the program quality of various child development providers throughout the District, and make informed decisions when deciding where to enroll their child.