Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS): Ventura County Office of Education, Strengths and Challenges of Implementation of Quality Initiatives at the Local Level

The purpose of this study is to examine Ventura County Office of Education's implementation of the Quality Rating Improvement System. The research will outline the core of the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), the five-tier matrix point system, support systems, monitoring of quality programing, participation incentives and program ratings. In addition, the participant's motivation and reaction to the Quality Rating and Improvement System will be considered. This project aims to determine the strengths of the system as well as the areas for growth. In addition, the study will examine the availability of resources that focus on improvement measures for programs not selected to participate in QRIS in Ventura County.