Best Practices in Creating and Adapting Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Rating Scales

Research BriefEarly ChildhoodJul 18 2016

Three principles of scale development — dimensionality, item selection, and item scoring are especially relevant for quality rating and improvement systems’ (QRIS) rating scales. This brief describes how using these principles can help in the development and refinement of QRIS rating scales. Attention to these principles will enhance the ability of QRIS ratings to achieve the goal of predicting observed quality scores and child outcomes.