“Data gaps” bedevil early childhood, school spending, postsecondary outcomes, and tutoring interventions.
Many systems include differential funding reimbursement for programs with higher quality ratings.
However, a range of research also shows that many early childhood programs do not have positive long-term effects.
Outcomes-based accountability has come to preschools in the form of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS).
The hard reality is that the process of human development is complex and highly varied, so we just don’t know the optimal arrangements for all children.
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