Pre-K 5 Star Ratings

QRIS Results
Posted on 06/12/2019
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Pre-Kindergarten programs in the Carson City School District are celebrating rewarding results from the latest Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) scores. Fremont Elementary earned a 3-star rating; Mark Twain Elementary, Bordewich Bray Elementary and Student Support Services all earned a 4-star rating, and Empire Elementary earned a 5-star rating.

QRIS is a rating and assessment system designed to assess early childhood programs, provide incentives to improve them, and communicate their level of quality. The five components of QRIS are: (1) standards, (2) accountability measures, (3) program and practitioner outreach and support, (4) financing incentives, and (5) parent and consumer education efforts.

“On a scale of 7, an indicator of 3 would be good, an indicator of 5 is excellent and very difficult to achieve,” Laura Austin, Ed.D., director of the Title III, English Learner Program and Pre-K Development Grant Support for the Carson City School District. “Daily research based work efforts with a focus on students does pay off.”