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Self-Assessment: Your Annual Journey

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Self-Assessment: Your Annual Journey takes you on a road trip with the Moving Forward Head Start program. It begins with the transition from ongoing monitoring to self-assessment and ends with a move back into the program planning cycle. Along the way, you’ll practice each key aspect of self-assessment in the following phases:

OverviewPRE Self-AssessmentPhase 1: Design the ProcessPhase 2: Engage the TeamPhase 3: Analyze and DialoguePhase 4: RecommendPhase 5: Prepare ReportPOST Self-AssessmentWrap-Up

Overview

Learn about new thinking and best practices for the annual Self-Assessment.

PRE: From Ongoing Monitoring to Self-Assessment

Prioritize what to bring to the annual Self-Assessment.

Phase 1: Design the Process

Identify and invite the right team members to join the team.

Phase 2: Engage the Team

Orient your Self-Assessment team. Keep your team on the right path with helpful facilitation techniques.

Phase 3: Analyze and Dialogue

Explore data analysis techniques and keep dialogue flowing throughout the team process.

Phase 4: Recommend

Group discoveries into themes. Sort recommendations based on these themes into: Progress on Goals and Objectives, Systemic Issues, and/or Innovations.

Phase 5: Prepare Report

Determine where information belongs in the final report.

POST: From Self-Assessment to Program Planning

Make the link from Self-Assessment back to each part of ongoing program planning.

Wrap-Up

Download all resources and forms from this module.

The module takes approximately one hour to complete. In order to fully understand the new thinking on self-assessment, we strongly recommend you work through each phase. If time does not permit, select the phases that best match your interest, knowledge, and needs regarding the annual self-assessment.

Materials

This product was prepared under Grant #90HC0006 for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start, by the National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations.

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