Illinois QRIS Validation and Child Outcomes Study

The purpose of this project is to conduct a validation study of center-based programs registered in ExceleRate Illinois as well as a child outcomes study of preschool-aged children. Through gathering of program and classroom observations; director, teacher, and parent surveys; and child assessments, results will help examine the extent to which ExceleRate Illinois meaningfully distinguishes program quality and the extent to which rating levels relate to child outcomes.

FPG Project Staff:
Noreen M. Yazejian, Principal Investigator
Margaret R. Burchinal, Co-Principal Investigator
Sandra L. Soliday Hong, Co-Principal Investigator
Ciani Bush-Johnson, Research Assistant
Funding Agency: Illinois State Board of Education
Funding Period: 12/17/2014 - 12/31/2016
Award Amount: $2,500,000