RIKI Sample Reports (4RIKI REPORTS) – if interested in any of the following reports, please contact RIKILLC at  Also please go to the following website National Association for Regulatory Administration for any future reports. (#3/4/12)

The Validation Studies:

The following reports utilize Zellman and Fiene (2012) Validation Framework OPRE Research Brief (OPRE 2012) to validate respective state’s, province’s standards/rules, measures, outputs, outcomes from their respective regulatory compliance systems.


  • Head Start Key Indicators
    • (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.13475.25126)


  • Georgia Validation Study – Centers
  • Georgia Validation Study – Homes
  • Georgia Validation of Core Rule Differential Monitoring
    • (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.30252.46725)
  • Colorado Qualistar QRIS Validation
    • (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.16830.69445)
  • Illinois Key Indicators
  • Kansas Key Indicators
  • Hawaii Key Indicator QRIS Blueprint
  • Oregon DMLMA, Risk Assessment & Key Indicator Blueprint
    • (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.11797.52969)
  • Oregon’s Stepping Stones Risk Assessment Analysis
    • (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.25219.30248)
  • Wisconsin Program Monitoring Options Blueprint
  • Washington State Research Agenda
  • Washington State QRIS and Regulatory Compliance
  • Indiana Key Indicators for Centers, Homes, and Ministry Facilities


  • Stepping Stones Key Indicators
    • (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.28574.74568)
  • Relationship of Licensing, Head Start, Pre-K, QRIS, Accreditation, and Professional Development and their potential impact on Child Outcomes
    • (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.18508.41603)

Professional Development:

  • Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Early Childhood Education Linkage System’s Infant Toddler Quality Improvemen Project Evaluation Pre-Test
  • Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy for Pediatrics Early Childhood Education Linkage System’s Infant Toddler Quality Improvement Project Evaluation – Pre-Post-Test
  • Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy for Pediatrics Early Childhood Education Linkage System’s Infant Toddler Quality Improvement Project Evaluation – Final Report
  • Journal of Pediatric Health Care Article
    • (DOI:10.1016/j.pedhc.2017.05.005)


RIKI Reports Anthology:

  • RIKI Reports 2013-14 – this is an anthology of various reports & papers (some taken from above) written in 2013-14 related to differential monitoring, licensing & quality indicators, and risk assessment systems.

Anthologies of Selected Papers from Other Sources Supporting Differential Monitoring, Licensing & Quality Indicators, and Risk Assessment Systems:

These are Anthologies describing the Methodology and Technical Research Notes:

Fiene Coefficients as detailed by the Province of British Columbia:

Key Indicator Methodology History, Methodology and Science:

Fiene ECEPC+PQ Scale© (Early Care and Education Key Indicator Health & Safety and Program Quality Scale©):

Technical Research Notes for the Theory of Regulatory Compliance Models, the Theory of Early Childhood Outcomes, the Regulatory Compliance Law of Diminishing Returns, and the Cumulative Effect of Standards on Early Care and Education Quality:

Cumulative Effects on ECE Quality

The Technical Research Notes above this figure give an explanation of how it works.

Cum Effect Graphs from Research Notes

These are documents/technical research notes that contain the core algorithms for TRC – Theory of Regulatory Compliance and TECO – Theory of Early Childhood Outcomes:

Licensing Measurement and Differential Monitoring Research Abstract Series:

The following document contains all the links/posts from RIKI Notes/Blog as listed on this website for ease of access:

These are examples of Risk Assessment and Key Indicator Tools, Policies, Matrices and Informational Stakeholder Powerpoints: