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 Projects As the voice for the Head Start field, NHSA maintains a large database of leaders and staff at Head Start programs across the country. For researchers who are interested in surveying or connecting with the Head Start field as part of their work, there are three conditions to meet to get NHSA’s support:
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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.
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