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The Resource Assessing the validity of the Qualistar early learning quality rating and improvement system as a tool for improving child-care quality, Gail L. Zellman [and others] : prepared for Qualistar Early Learning

Assessing the validity of the Qualistar early learning quality rating and improvement system as a tool for improving child-care quality, Gail L. Zellman [and others] : prepared for Qualistar Early Learning

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Assessing the validity of the Qualistar early learning quality rating and improvement system as a tool for improving child-care quality
Title
Assessing the validity of the Qualistar early learning quality rating and improvement system as a tool for improving child-care quality
Statement of responsibility
Gail L. Zellman [and others] : prepared for Qualistar Early Learning
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As a result of the generally low quality of child care in the United States and the increased emphasis on accountability in education policy, quality rating systems (QRSs) are proliferating in the child-care arena. QRSs assess child-care providers on multiple dimensions of quality and integrate these assessments into an easily understood summary rating (such as from 0 to 4 stars). These ratings are intended to help parents, funders, and other stakeholders make more informed choices about child care and to encourage providers to improve. Most QRSs are actually QRISs -- quality rating and improvement systems -- since they include feedback and technical assistance to help providers improve the quality of their care. However, there has been very little empirical examination of the validity of these systems -- how reliable their multiple components are, how effective they are in helping providers to improve the quality of care they provide, and how much children benefit from such improvement. This study assesses the QRIS developed by Qualistar Early Learning, a nonprofit organization based in Colorado that was one of the first organizations to create a QRIS. Zellman et al. set out to validate the Qualistar QRIS by assessing approximately 100 child-care providers and, at the outset, over 1,300 children over three waves of data collection. The study relied on two other, established measures of child-care quality on which to rate providers, as well as a number of direct child assessments. The design allowed for both cross-sectional and time-lagged analyses. The authors analyzed the five components of the Qualistar system separately, then examined how they related to each other; compared the Qualistar measures to the other measures of quality; assessed change in provider quality over time; and examined whether quality improvements as measured by the Qualistar QRIS were associated with better child outcomes."--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.71/20684
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ778.63
LC item number
.A77 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Zellman, Gail
Series statement
Rand Corporation monograph series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child care
  • Child care services
  • Early childhood education
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Assessing the validity of the Qualistar early learning quality rating and improvement system as a tool for improving child-care quality, Gail L. Zellman [and others] : prepared for Qualistar Early Learning
Instantiates
Publication
Note
CD-ROM includes seven appendices containing supporting documents and additional data
Accompanying material
1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 95-104)
Carrier category
computer disc
Carrier category code
cd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
229467430
Dimensions
28 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 104 pages
Isbn
9780833044952
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008022083
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
optical disk
System control number
(OCoLC)229467430
Label
Assessing the validity of the Qualistar early learning quality rating and improvement system as a tool for improving child-care quality, Gail L. Zellman [and others] : prepared for Qualistar Early Learning
Publication
Note
CD-ROM includes seven appendices containing supporting documents and additional data
Accompanying material
1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 95-104)
Carrier category
computer disc
Carrier category code
cd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
229467430
Dimensions
28 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 104 pages
Isbn
9780833044952
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008022083
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
optical disk
System control number
(OCoLC)229467430

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