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Benchmarks for Quality Improvement: Measuring Progress in State and Territory Program Quality Improvement Efforts

The Benchmarks for Quality Improvement (BQI) were developed to assist States and Territories in assessing and measuring progress in program quality improvement systems and to assess their current status in improving their early education and school-age care quality. OCC established benchmarks that are easy to understand, measurable, and that will help States and Territories better plan for use of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).The benchmarks consist of five elements, each of which includes a progression of indicators that detail the expectations for progress toward or achievement of program quality. This document provides information about OCC's vision, mission, areas of expectations for States and Territories, scope of indicators, and core elements.

Publication Date: 
January 23, 2015
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Information Product
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