I have attached a short technical paper (TRC Ordinal Scale Licensing Measurement ) on moving from the predominant licensing measurement paradigm which measures rules and standards at a nominal scale level to an ordinal scale level. By introducing this alternate paradigm for licensing measurement it opens up many avenues of analyses, changes in how licensing decision making is done, and potentially combines licensing and quality measurement as one system rather than two systems as it exists now. This last point will be very controversial because of the existing standards and measurement system that has separate systems for licensing and quality rating & improvement systems (QRIS). Both systems have their own staffs, infrastructure, rewards, and sanctions when monitoring the rules and standards in each of the respective systems. The proposal presented in this paper is to have just one system, with one staff, one infrastructure that provides a continuum from regulatory compliance to program quality based upon selected licensing key indicators and quality key indicators that represent specific rules and standards. This will be the first in several technical papers to develop this concept more fully.