QRIS State Profile

This profile is from the Quality Compendium—a comprehensive resource for information about all of the QRIS operating in the U.S. and its Territories. It was developed by a partnership of the BUILD Initiative, the Early Learning Challenge Collaborative, and Child Trends.

QRIS Resource Guide Examples

Quality Assurance and Monitoring

Shared Management Approach in Virginia's QRIS Pilot

Virginia Quality was a public-private partnership between the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) and Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF). The administrative partnership of these two entities was referred to as “the Hub,” while each partner maintained clear responsibilities. The Virginia Department of Social Services’ responsibilities included the following:

  • Provide resources to fund the implementation of Virginia Quality
  • Facilitate selection and training of raters
  • Set criteria and training standards for mentors
  • Review applications for each participating program
  • Conduct documentation reviews
  • Maintain the QRIS online database
  • Provide technical assistance to regional and local coordinators, raters, mentors, and participating providers
  • Conduct strategic decision-making and planning for the system
  • Manage proposals and monitor contract implementation and compliance

The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation’s responsibilities included the following:

  • Maintain the quality and integrity of the standard and rating process:
    • Oversee the inter-rater reliability process
    • Review Program Rating Summary Reports
    • Award ratings
    • Manage the appeal process
  • Provide resources to help regional and local coalitions implement QRIS
  • Provide technical assistance to regional and local coordinators, raters, mentors and participating providers

Share responsibility with VDSS for strategic decision-making for the initiative