Trivia Questions Quiz On The Structure And Science Of The QRIS!

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Trivia Questions Quiz On The Structure And Science Of The QRIS!

In your studies, you may have learned that the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) is an approach utilized in care and education programs to assess and improve upon the level of quality within them.


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  • 1. 
    A Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS) is a method to:
    • A. 

      A. create professional development networks and share information between early education programs

    • B. 

      B. assess, define, and communicate the level of quality in early care & education and after-school settings

    • C. 

      C. create a school readiness task force with input from regional stakeholders

  • 2. 
    One of the five key components of a quality rating system is 
    • A. 

      A. accountability and monitoring

    • B. 

      B. parent training and support programs

    • C. 

      C. national program accreditation

  • 3. 
    Massachusetts began formally developing the QRIS with the support of stakeholders across the Commonwealth in:
    • A. 

      A. 2008

    • B. 

      B. 2009

    • C. 

      C. 2010

  • 4. 
    An important goal of the Massachusetts QRIS is:
    • A. 

      A. To replace Massachusetts’ Licensing Regulations with a new set of standards

    • B. 

      B. Achieve full integration over time of practices known to be indicators of high quality education and care

    • C. 

      C. Provide public school systems with detailed information about the kindergarten readiness of incoming students

    • D. 

      D. All of the above

  • 5. 
    Programs and educators participating in the Massachusetts QRIS have several options to document program quality improvements. Options discussed in this module include the: 
    • A. 

      A. Head Start Documentation Option

    • B. 

      B. Parent Survey Documentation Option

    • C. 

      C. Public School Documentation Option

    • D. 

      D. All of the above

  • 6. 
    All programs participating in QRIS are also required to use these tools for documentation: 
    • A. 

      A. PAS, BAS, or APT

    • B. 

      B. CLASS or Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale

    • C. 

      C. Strengthening Families Self-Assessment tool

    • D. 

      D. All of the above

  • 7. 
    Six effectiveness factors discussed in this module as enhancing outcomes for children include: 
    • A. 

      A. Warm and responsive adult-child interactions

    • B. 

      B. Diverse and inclusive settings

    • C. 

      C. Full-day, full-year programs

    • D. 

      D. All of the above

  • 8. 
    A key concept in brain development is that brains are built over time, from the bottom up. As we explored this concept in the module we discussed that:
    • A. 

      The basic architecture of the brain is constructed primarily during the three years from ages 3-5.

    • B. 

      B. Early experiences affect the quality of that architecture by establishing either a sturdy or a fragile foundation for all of the learning, health and behavior that follow.

    • C. 

      C. In the first few years of life, about 30 new neural connections are formed every second.

    • D. 

      D. All of the above

  • 9. 
    A key concept in brain development is that the brain’s capacity for change decreases with age. As we explored this concept in the module we discussed that: 
    • A. 

      A. The brain is least flexible, or “plastic,” early in life.

    • B. 

      B. As the brain matures it becomes less specialized.

    • C. 

      C. It’s easier and more effective to influence a baby’s developing brain architecture than to rewire parts of its circuitry in the adult years

    • D. 

      D. All of the above

  • 10. 
    A key concept in brain development is that cognitive, emotional, and social capacities are inextricably intertwined throughout the life course. As we explored this concept in the module we discussed: 
    • A. 

      A. The lack of coordination between brain functions in young children

    • B. 

      B. The importance of emotional well-being and social competence for emerging cognitive abilities

    • C. 

      C. That success in school and later in the workplace and community is not linked to capacities that emerge in the early years