Illinois Quality Rating & Improvement System

The McCormick Center conducts the state-contracted program quality assessments for ExceleRateâ„¢ Illinois. In addition, the McCormick Center provides professional development and ongoing support for the technical assistance specialists who work directly with program staff to continuously improve the quality of their early learning and development services

OUR WORK

Our Program Assessment Team measures the quality of the early childhood learning environments, teacher-child interactions, and administrative practices in centers, homes, and schools and maintains a system of inter-rater reliability on seven research-based assessment tools:

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