Oregon's QRIS is Subject of National Webinar
January 27, 2016
The BUILD Initiative and the QRIS National Learning Network presented a webinar through their "Let's Talk" series:
A Multi-Level CQI Approach: Using QRIS Participation Data to Inform System and Program Improvements
It took place on Wednesday, Jan
27, 2016, and was the highest sign up for a Let’s Talk yet!
Click here to see the recorded webinar. Simply enter your name and click "Submit."
For Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS),
the initial system building phase often focuses on rating programs
because there is a need to create and assess equitable, balanced, and
valid standards and processes. Once a system has
been established, the focus should shift to continuous quality
improvement (CQI) within programs and to the system as a whole.
QRIS, a relatively new system, has embraced CQI throughout a
multi-level approach: at the system level with the development
and implementation team; at the TA model level with the Quality
Improvement Specialists (QIS); and at the program level with
participating Early Learning Development Programs whose improvement
directly affects our children.
Oregon's QRIS is coordinated through TRI Center on Early Learning
Oregon uses methodology and a feedback
system allowing them to continually monitor and improve the system, the
coaching/mentoring provided to programs, and create changes to support
and encourage programs in their own improvement process. Using a mixed
method approach of both quantitative and qualitative
data collection, information from across the system is analyzed and
used to inform improvements.
By providing methods for dialogue between all three tiers, improvement and change is able to occur at each level. Members of Oregon’s team will share their experiences with implementing CQI practices and across the system.
The session leaders were Robyn Lopez Melton, Coordinator of the Center on Early Learning at The Research Institute (TRI) at Western Oregon University; Patrick Aldrich, Data and Statistician Manager at TRI, Kate Eastman, Quality Improvement and Education Coordinator at Neighbor Impact Child Care Resources
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