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Quality Initiatives Research and Evaluation Consortium

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What is the distribution of program sites across quality levels?

Data Elements

Program Site

Funding/Subsidy
Identification
Program Management
Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS)

General Analysis Recommendations

To determine the distribution of program sites across quality levels, first select those program sites (Program Site ID), isolate those program sites participating in the QRIS using the data element, QRIS Participation History and select the category “Program site currently participates in the QRIS.” Total the number of program sites at each level using the data element QRIS Score. Divide the number of program sites at each level by the total number of program sites with a quality score for the percentage of program sites at each level. Additional elements, such as Early Childhood Setting or Type of Funding can be used to examine the distribution of program sites across quality levels for sub-groups of program sites. To determine the distribution of quality levels by type of setting, total the number of program sites (Program Site ID) at each quality level for (home-based; center-based including school settings; center-based for children with special needs; family child care; medical-based facility; other) by selecting “Yes” for the setting of interest.