QRIS are similar to other consumer rating systems, in that they "rate" goods or services to provide customers with a better understanding about the quality of that item. The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) formally began developing a QRIS during the spring of 2008. Twenty other states have implemented QRIS over the past decade and many more states are in the development process.
QRIS for Providers and Educators
QRIS standards: Describes key indicators of quality for Center-based/School-based programs, Family Child Care and After School/Out of School Time programs.
The QRIS Program Manager application: A secure, Web-based program that lets programs complete their self-assessments and apply for ratings online.
QRIS resources: Includes an overview of QRIS and measurement tools for your program.
More Information about the Massachusetts QRIS
About QRIS and the Massachusetts implementation: Describes what a QRIS is and refers to the Together For Quality RFP.
Development of the Massachusetts QRIS system: Background and history of our QRIS.
Key indicators of quality: These indicators are built into the QRIS system.