Quality Rated Validation
Since the development of Quality Rated, validation has been integrated into its day-to-day management
and has become an integral part of its success. Upon being awarded the Race to the Top – Early Learning
Challenge in 2013, DECAL contracted with Child Trends to assist with its validation efforts, including
ongoing analysis of Quality Rated administrative data and conducting a study of the effectiveness of
Quality Rated. Findings related to these efforts will be posted below.