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Real-Life Research: The Value of Partnerships to Inform Quality Improvement in QRIS

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Time: 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Central Time

QRIS National Meeting
Dallas, Texas


As Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) expand across the nation, some states have formed research partnerships to answer their own research questions and inform quality improvement efforts within QRIS. This session described two research partnerships in Iowa and Minnesota and shared real-life tips and tools for developing partnerships and conducting research with a focus on quality improvement.


  • Sarah Caverly, Senior Researcher, REL Midwest
  • Mykala Robinson, Quality Program Manager of Child Care, Iowa Department of Human Services