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Oregon’s Quality rating and Improvement System (QRIS)

The Teaching Research Institute

Western Oregon University

Session Outcome and Objectives

Getting to Know You

  • Assistant

  • CCR&R

  • Head Start

  • Other

Family Child Care Provider

Center Child Care Provider



What is Oregon’s QRIS?

What is QRIS?



What is QRIS?



What is QRIS?



What is QRIS?



What is QRIS?


Quality for Better Outcomes for Children in Oregon

State and National Focus On Early Childhood Care and Education

In the spotlight

Oregon’s Focus on Early Childhood

  • Governor Kitzhaber’s focus on Education

  • Oregon Educational Investment Board

  • 40-40-20

Oregon’s 40-40-20

Early Childhood in Oregon

  • Creation of the Early Learning Council and Early Learning Division

    • QRIS

    • Kindergarten Entry Assessment

    • Universal Screening

  • Successful Race to the Top federal grant

    • Money for building systems for Early Childhood in Oregon

    • $30 million over 5 years

National Focus on ECE

  • President Obamais also focusing on and investing in the future through young children

  • "I propose working with states to make high-quality preschool available to every child in America... Let's do what works, and make sure none of our children start the race of life already behind. Let's give our kids that chance.” -- Barack Obama, Feb. 12, 2013

National Focus on Early Learning

Oregon’s QRIS History and Field Test


Oregon’s QRIS is Not New


Oregon’s QRIS Field Test

Field Test

Process Evaluation

Validation Study

  • WOU

  • Looks at QRIS process

  • Does QRIS lead to quality improvement?

  • Which parts of the process are vital, which can we streamline?

  • OSU and PSU

  • Study of difference in quality between each star level

  • Uses CLASS

  • Will have a child outcome study in the future

Oregon’s QRIS Overview

So, what is it?

QRIS Complex System

  • Next few slides are visuals of components of QRIS

  • You will get details about each of these components later in the day

  • Meant to be an overview to give context as we move forward

Oregon’s QRIS 5 Tier Building Block System

Supports for Quality Improvement

Incentives for Quality Rating

Commitment to Quality


Basics of the QRIS Process

Oregon’s QRIS Process

Portfolio Content and Format

  • Separate Portfolios for Center and Family programs

  • Contains instructions for navigating QRIS process and instructions for completing Portfolio

  • Has 5 sections corresponding to Domains plus appendices

    • Children’s Learning and Development

    • Health and Safety

    • Personnel Qualifications

    • Family Partnerships

    • Administration and Business Practices

Portfolio Content and Format

Oregon’s QRIS

How can programs prepare and get started?

Are you located within a Field Test Area?

  • Call a Quality Improvement Specialist today

    • Multnomah 503.491.6234

    • Deschutes/Crook/Jefferson 541.548.2380

    • Linn/Benton 541.917.4899

    • Lane/Douglas 541.463.3306

5 Ways You Can Prepare Your Program for Oregon’s QRIS

  • Move up on the Oregon Registry

  • Write down your policies and procedures and make sure they are up to date

  • Focus on involving parents

  • Learn about research based screening and assessment

  • Make sure your program uses a curriculum that supports all children’s learning and development

Move up on the Oregon Registry

  • Get your highest step

  • Articulatedegrees and certificates

  • Use the professional development plan

Policies and Procedures

  • You know what you do and why you do it, but does your staff? Do parents?

Focusing on Involving Parents

  • Parent Survey

    • Parent input/suggestions

    • Feeling welcomed

    • Families are consulted on child’s interests and preferences

    • Community resources and information

    • An interest in each family’s background

      • Traditions

      • Beliefs

      • Home language

Screening and Assessment

  • Knowing what screenings and assessments are available

  • Understanding how to use screening and assessment


  • Is based on theory and research

  • Produces positive child outcomes

  • Balanced between adult-directed activities and child-directed activities

  • Specifies outcomes for key areas of development

  • Instructions on how to implement curriculum

  • Includes content areas of math, science, literacy and social studies

  • Provides instructional detail on positive adult-child interactions


Thank You!

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