Researchers identified key elements for evaluating Quality Rating and Improvement Systems of child development.
When planning and conducting a quality rating and improvement system evaluation should factor in several guidelines: develop a program logic model, use only child development or school readiness measures that have norms and solid evidence for reliability and validity with populations similar to those participating in the QRIS, and make sure the QRIS is fully implemented.
Report Title: Evaluation of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems for Early Childhood Programs and School-Age Care: Measuring Children's Development
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Ivelisse Martinez-Beck, 202-690-7885
Performer: Child Trends
Record ID: 9815 (Report completed June 15, 2011)