A Tool to Assess the Alignment of State/Territory PDS and QRIS
Professional development systems (PDS) and quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) are two important subsystems of the comprehensive early childhood and school-age system. State and Territory leaders can use this self-assessment tool to guide alignment across similar system functions. Leaders can use the tool to develop a common understanding of the mission and goals, identify gaps, and strengthen the design, implementation, and sustainability of both subsystems.
This tool is organized by five suggested functions:
Define and Coordinate Leadership;
Enhance and Align Regulations and Standards;
Create and Support Improvement Strategies; and
Recruit and Engage Stakeholders.