Program Planning

Self-Assessment: Building on Strengths and Improving Systems

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The annual self-assessment provides Head Start programs with a mechanism for ensuring programs are doing the right things. It also gives programs a chance to identify and make necessary course corrections. Self-assessment requirements are addressed in Achieving program goals, 45 CFR §1302.102(b)(2). This section describes self-assessment as a process for using data to monitor progress toward program goals, compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS), and effectiveness in promoting school readiness. In this training, participants will learn about recommended processes for conducting the self-assessment and additional resources to support this important activity.

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Session Description and Script

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Activities and Handouts

Topic:Program Planning

Keywords:Self-assessment

Resource Type: Article

National Centers: Program Management and Fiscal Operations

Last Updated: August 15, 2019