Ongoing since 2016
Project Director: Joanne Roberts, Ph.D.
Funder: MA Department of Early Education and Care (EEC)
The Massachusetts QRIS Validation Study, led by Joanne Roberts, Ph.D., in collaboration with UMass Donahue Institute, involved the collection of quality observations and child assessments in ECE programs participating in the QRIS system. Roberts oversaw the quality observations, conducted the revised data analyses and prepared the final report the QRIS Validation Study findings to EEC. The project also makes recommendations for revisions to the MA QRIS to EEC and shares the findings with relevant stakeholders.