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Growth over time

As of 2023, 42 states, 1 territory, and the District of Columbia had at least one fully developed QIS. There are 46 total initiatives with full QIS profiles. Florida has multiple QIS operating on a county or local level. The first QIS began operating in 1997. The rise in the number of QIS can be attributed in part to the federal Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant program, which started in 2011 and includes participation rates as a performance metric. The chart depicts the growth in the number of QIS in the nation from 1997 to 2023. Hover over each bar for additional details.