National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment Resource Library

The NCASE Resource Library connects you with tools, profiles, and information on a range of key topics in Out-of-School Time.

Quality Ratings and Improvement Systems in Early Childhood Education: Promising Approaches for Pennsylvania

This report explores existing research on the characteristics of quality that improve child outcomes and what has been learned about QRIS from evaluation studies of QRIS in California, Colorado, and Pennsylvania. While this report focuses on early childhood, there is important information for system builders in the school-age field who are working on building or revising quality improvement systems and associated policy considerations. The report includes helpful information about professional development, program assessment, technical assistance, and the costs of high-quality programs.

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Quality Improvement
Tools, Standards, Evaluation
Della Jenkins and Katie Englander
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14 pages
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