Welcome to the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Measurement Tools website. In response to the Department of Early Education and Care's (EEC's) focus on strengthening the system of early education and care in Massachusetts, all programs participating in the Massachusetts Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) are required to use QRIS measurement tools at Levels 2, 3 and 4 as part of their self-assessment process. These QRIS Measurement tools are used to effectively measure process quality indicators and structural quality indicators. Early educators can benefit from support and training on how to use research-based measurement tools to evaluate their program, as well as implement program improvement efforts. Here you will be able to register for any of the trainings on the tools in your area and you will be provided all materials for each tool at the trainings. In collaboration with your regional Educator and Provider Support (EPS) grantees, we are working together to provide high quality, innovative and diverse professional development to advance the early education and out-of-school time field and improve educational outcomes for children. These tools are offered in locations throughout the Commonwealth.
Educator/Program Eligibility Requirements for Training
To be eligible to participate in QRIS measurement tools training, educators/programs must be EEC licensed or license-exempt. Educators/programs with at least 50% of their enrollment comprised of EEC subsidized children will be given first priority. Educators/programs with less than 50% of their enrollment comprised of EEC subsidized children will be given second priority. Educators/programs not serving EEC subsidized children will be given third priority.
Individual Educator Eligibility Requirements for Training
To be eligible and to participate in QRIS measurement tools training, educators must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Work in an EEC-funded, EEC licensed or license-exempt early education and care or OST program (i.e., group child care, family child care, school age child care, or Head Start program); in Massachusetts;
- Have an active Professional Qualifications Registry (PQR) number.
- Agree to complete data forms (to be specified by EEC) and/or share directory information with EEC.
Educators who fail to comply with these requirements may be required to repay the Commonwealth for financial assistance received.
REGISTER HERE for Upcoming QRIS Measurement Tools Training Opportunities
We are proud to provide you with the FY 14 QRIS Measurement Tools training calendar. Please click on "View Calendar" and search by month for trainings. Then click on a listed opportunity to view the flyer and to take you to registration. These high quality training opportunities are made possible through funding from the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). You may also click on "View Listing" to view the trainings by description. We look forward to seeing you at a course of your choice as you continue to grow in your professional development!