Oregon QRIS Resources
Oregon QRIS Resources is managed by The Research Institute (TRI) of Western Oregon University in Monmouth Oregon. The Research Institute’s Center on Early Learning (CEL) is administering Oregon’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) under the direction of the Oregon Early Learning Division. The QRIS will be a means of assessing, improving, and communicating the level of quality of an Early Learning and Development Program. This fits well with the Center’s mission of “Improving the Quality of Care and Education available to all young children and their families in order to promote optimal development and full inclusion in their family, community and society”.
Since its inception in the early 1960s, TRI has been a facilitator of educational and human service improvement with a national reputation in the field of education. TRI has fostered close working relationships with many schools, districts and teacher education programs. Although its foundation was in educational research, teacher education and instructional technology, a focus on special education in the mid 1970’s led TRI to its continued national prominence. The Center on Early Learning was formed in 2009 to facilitate collaboration on projects with similar objectives in the early childhood and/or special education field.
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