Nevada’s voluntary Silver State Stars QRIS has a mission to establish a standard to measure and improve the quality of early childhood programs and educate families, providers, and the community. The vision of the Silver State Stars program is that every early childhood program in Nevada facilitates growth and development which prepares and promotes children’s success in school as measured by the state rating system.
QRIS Name: Silver State Stars QRIS
Organization: State of Nevada, Office of Early Care and Education
Web Site: http://www.nvsilverstatestars.org
QRIS State Profile
This profile is from the QRIS Compendium—a comprehensive resource for information about all of the QRIS operating in the U.S. and its Territories. It was developed by a partnership of the BUILD Initiative, the Early Learning Challenge Collaborative, and Child Trends.
QRIS Resource Guide Examples
Data Collection and Evaluation
Nevada's Integrated Data System
Nevada’s Silver State Stars has adopted an integrated Q-Star data system which allows the following QRIS teams to communicate and track progress: 1) the administration and quality rating team which manages the project and assigns star ratings; 2) the assessment team; 3) the coaching team which uses the system to track their activities and build quality improvement plans based on the assessments conducted; and 4) the research and evaluation team which will use the data gathered by the system to analyze the efficacy of services delivered and quality improvement over time. The Q-Star system links to an ERS Data System for mobile assessment used to conduct Environment Rating Scales assessments and EasyFolio which serves as a portal for program applicants to manage their application process. The Q-Star system was developed for Nevada by the Branagh Information Group (BIG).