Measures Used in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) Validation Studies

Published: February 27, 2017
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This research brief summarizes the measures used in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems validation studies.

The brief also provides information about:

  • the types of validation studies occurring;
  • other indicators of quality collected;
  • covariates used in validation analyses to control for selection factors and demographic characteristics, and;
  • the challenges encountered in choosing a school readiness battery.
Last Reviewed: December 18, 2018