From the QRIS Network…
Many states include national program accreditation within their QRIS framework. However, states vary in how and to what degree accreditation is recognized. Research conducted on data from the Illinois Quality Counts QRS by the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership examines the role of accreditation as an alternative pathway to quality in QRIS for center-based early childhood programs.
McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership (2013, Winter). Accreditation as an Alternative Pathway to Quality in QRIS, Research Notes. Wheeling, IL: McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, National Louis University.