Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Skip to main content

QRIS ratings and outcomes: Psychometric issues and validation


This webinar discusses the challenges and opportunities involved in validating quality ratings and improvement systems (QRIS). Focus is on the alignment of quality indicators, both indirect and direct, with child academic and socio-emotional outcomes. A simulated QRIS study based on two datasets (National Center for Early Development and Learning multi-state study and the State-Wide Early Education Programs study) is presented as an example of validating existing QRIS using various state rating structures such as a point, building block, or hybrid system. In addition, a meta-analysis study is featured to illustrate psychometric properties of scale development. The psychometric issues examined include item selection, dimensionality, item scoring, and reliability standards.

Resource Type:

Related resources include summaries, versions, measures (instruments), or other resources in which the current document plays a part. Research products funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation are related to their project records.

- You May Also Like

These resources share similarities with the current selection. They are found by comparing the topic, author, and resource type of the currently selected resource to the rest of the library’s publications.

QRIS stakeholder theories of change and practice models


A multi-level CQI approach: Using QRIS participation data to inform system and program improvements


Making informed decisions: A guide to understanding early education research

Release: 'v1.13.0' | Built: 2022-08-08 12:44:31 EDT