INQUIRE: Quality Initiatives Research and Evaluation Consortium

The Quality Initiatives Research and Evaluation Consortium (INQUIRE) is designed to facilitate the identification of issues and the development and exchange of information and resources related to the research and evaluation of quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) and other quality initiatives.

This project is funded through the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and managed through a contract with Child Trends.

Purposes of INQUIRE

Key Topics for INQUIRE

Current INQUIRE Working Groups

Refining the Conceptual Model for QRIS/Quality Improvement ↓

Review of the Evidence for Quality Indicators ↓

Best Practices in QRIS Data Collection ↓

Cross-State Planning for QRIS Validation ↓

Data Elements for QRIS and Quality Initiatives ↓

Quality Improvement ↓

INQUIRE Products and Relevant Research

INQUIRE Products and Relevant Research

INQUIRE Data Tools

Early Childhood Data: Building a Strong Foundation | Webinar Series

This webinar provides an overview of best practices in data management. These practices promote data integrity and ensure that high quality data are available for reporting, monitoring and evaluation.

Are you a researcher or evaluator with expertise in quality initiatives? JOIN INQUIRE!

Project Officer:
Ivelisse Martinez-Beck

Office of Planning, Research, and Education

To learn more, contact:
Kathryn Tout
Child Trends

Child Trends