Identify data sources to explore how well your state’s quality assurance system is functioning.
While preparing for the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR), child welfare agency staff and their partners can use this Data Planning Worksheet to plan for assessment of how well their quality assurance system meets federal requirements. A well-functioning quality assurance system produces knowledge that is foundational to understanding how the child welfare system is operating and generates performance data that can inform and monitor improvement efforts.
Complete the worksheet’s fillable tables to:
- Document available data sources that can be used to respond to Statewide Assessment questions and demonstrate systemic factor functioning
- Plan to fill identified data gaps and address data limitations
The tool draws from and should be used together with the more comprehensive information presented in Assessing Systemic Factor Functioning Using Data and Evidence. After completing this worksheet, use similar worksheets to identify data sources for other systemic factors.