Quality Rating and Improvement Systems Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), sometimes referred to as Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (TQRIS) are a combination of monitoring, consumer information, and continuous improvement assistance. A QRIS has the following components:
Research For fifty years, research and evaluation have documented Head Start's impact on school readiness, academic achievement, health, family stability, and long-term success. As a nonprofit membership and advocacy organization, NHSA sees its role in research as:
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Research by Topic Below are links to compilations of research on some of the most important topics for Head Start practitioners. While these aim to gather useful resources and research, they are by no means exhaustive. For additional research sources and strategies for navigating them, visit Accessing and Reading Research.
What is the Word Gap and Why do we Need to Address it?
Last week, innovators from around the country gathered in Seattle, Washington to attend the first-ever Early Childhood Innovation Summit. Head Start began as an innovative experiment 50 years ago and, in that spirit, early childhood education leaders across the country are continuing to find innovative ways to better serve their communities.