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Sheri Fischer, TA Specialist, Office of Child Care’s National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement. Demonstration of Benchmarks for Quality Improvement self-assessment Tool. BQI Self-Assessment Tool. Organized by the benchmarks and indicators

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Sheri Fischer, TA Specialist, Office of Child Care’s National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement

Demonstration of Benchmarks for Quality Improvement self-assessment Tool


BQI Self-Assessment Tool

  • Organized by the benchmarks and indicators

  • Includes questions to answer about your state’s quality improvement system

  • Responses provide evidence for determining status

  • Self-Assessment Results report

    • Populated with Progress Measure and notes about indicators and strategic planning


Access to Tool

  • Username and password

    • Account information coming early next week

    • Will receive temporary password and then you change it to your own

    • Can request an account from the log-in page – choose CCDF Admin as role

  • All team members receive their own account with unique username and password


Access to Tool, cont.

  • All team members can see the same records for your state

  • Multiple people can enter information, but only one person at a time

  • Assessments are given a name and saved

  • State System Specialists and Quality Center TA Specialists will have access to the states they work with – to support your work on doing the self-assessment


Welcome Page

  • If new assessment, choose date of assessment and give it a name

  • Dashboard shows all of the assessments that have been saved

    • Can create a new one or work on an existing assessment

    • Suggest team members work in one assessment for this process

    • Existing assessments can be “cloned” and given a new name and date – information transfers

  • Links provided to resource documents

    • Full text of benchmarks/indicators

    • Text of BQI questions and crosswalk to OCC reporting questions


Entering Information

  • Each benchmark element is a section

    • For example, all the standards indicators are grouped together in the Program Standards section

  • Each indicator has a page, listed under benchmarks

  • Click on the indicator number to see data entry screen

  • Respond to questions by clicking boxes or entering text

  • Text fields are available to put notes as you enter information – such as the source or date entered

  • PRESS THE SAVE BUTTON!!!!!!


Viewing Responses to Self-Assessment Questions

  • Answers to questions for each benchmark can be pulled up for reference and review

    • All indicators in one place

  • Click blue tab next to the benchmark

  • List of questions and your answers appears

  • Working on formatting in this feature


Saving Information

  • Press SAVE at the bottom of the page

    • Before clicking Next or choosing another indicator

  • Information will not save automatically


Progress Measures

  • Progress Measures are at the end of the indicator pages

  • After answering questions, assess your state’s status

    • No action

    • Developing

    • Implementing

    • Fully implementing

  • Text box is available for notes


Indicator and Strategic Planning Notes

  • Indicator Notes field

    • Write a summary of your status on this indicator

    • This summary will appear in the Self-Assessment Results report

  • Strategic Planning Notes field

    • Write a summary of your plans for making progress on the indicator

    • This will be used at the end of the process

    • Strategic planning tool will be introduced during a later session


Self-Assessment Results

  • Again, make sure you click SAVE!!!

  • Click Self-Assessment Results button to pull up the report populated with

    • Progress Measures

    • Indicator Notes

    • Strategic Planning Notes - at the end of the TLT

  • Report can be saved as a PDF to your computer


Support on Tool

  • Sheri Fischer – [email protected]

  • Darlene Hamilton – [email protected]

    • Questions about use of tool

    • Process accounts for new team members

      We welcome your feedback on the tool!


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