INQUIRE: Quality Initiatives Research and Evaluation Consortium

The Quality Initiatives Research and Evaluation Consortium (INQUIRE) is designed to facilitate the identification of issues and the development and exchange of information and resources related to the research and evaluation of quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) and other quality initiatives.

This project is funded through the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and managed through a contract with Child Trends.

Purposes of INQUIRE

Key Topics for INQUIRE

Current INQUIRE Working Groups

Refining the Conceptual Model for QRIS/Quality Improvement ↓

Review of the Evidence for Quality Indicators ↓

Best Practices in QRIS Data Collection ↓

Cross-State Planning for QRIS Validation ↓

Data Elements for QRIS and Quality Initiatives ↓

Quality Improvement ↓

INQUIRE Products and Relevant Research

INQUIRE Products and Relevant Research

INQUIRE Data Tools

Are you a researcher or evaluator with expertise in quality initiatives? JOIN INQUIRE!

Project Officer:
Ivelisse Martinez-Beck
202-690-7885
Ivelisse.Martinezbeck@acf.hhs.gov

Office of Planning, Research, and Education

To learn more, contact:
Kathryn Tout
Child Trends
612-331-2223
ktout@childtrends.org

Child Trends

Research Connections is supported by grant #90YE0104 from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents are solely the responsibility of the National Center for Children in Poverty and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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