Identify data sources to explore how well your state’s statewide information system is functioning.
While preparing for the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR), child welfare agency staff and their partners can use this Systemic Factor Data Planning Worksheet to plan for assessment of how well their statewide information system meets federal requirements. A well-functioning statewide information system houses valid and accurate data and supports the agency in delivering appropriate services to children and families, monitoring safety, and conducting continuous quality improvement activities.
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.