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QPR A3.2.4 How many programs moved up or down within the QRIS or achieved another quality threshold established by the State/Territory over the last fiscal year?

Data Elements

Class/Group

Quality Measures

QPR-Specific Analysis Recommendations

Use the same analysis provided in the question “Do the QRIS ratings of early care and education program sites increase over time?” totaling the number of program sites that moved up and the number of sites that moved down within the QRIS. If the state does not have a QRIS but collects some other measures of quality, like the CLASS, use the CLASS Average Score for each classroom and average across all classrooms at the program site to determine the level of quality. Subtract the previous program-level CLASS score from the current one to see if scores have improved over the time period between observations. Positive scores indicate improvements in observational quality.