The Quality Compendium
The Quality Compendium (qualitycompendium.org) is a catalog and comparison of quality initiatives including Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) to promote thoughtful design, analysis and ongoing improvement in early care and education systems building.
The Quality Compendium and qualitycompendium.org is a comprehensive resource for administrators, policy makers, researchers, technical assistance providers and others for information about all of the Quality Initiatives operating in the US and its territories. Features of the Quality Compendium include: information on topics like rating, use of observational tools, and indicators; full state and locality QRIS profiles; functionality to create customizable data reports about specific Quality Initiative data elements; and useful analysis of some of the key facts about Quality Initiatives.
The Foundation of the QRIS Compendium was the 2008-2011 Quality Rating Systems (QRS) Assessment Project. This project was funded by The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Mathematica Policy Research led the QRS Assessment Project and oversaw the development of the first 2010 QRS Compendium through a sub-contract with Child Trends.