Each program is required to establish at least one new "Action Plan" near the conclusion of each assessment cycle. The "Action Plan(s)" should be informed by data collected through the assessment process. The big question is, now that data have been collected and findings entered, what are you going to do with them?
The Action Plan is a simple explanation of the data-informed response to the Findings. It may be simplest, and most clearly explained, by the following format: Based on our findings that ______, we will (explanation of tweak, adjustment, change, etc.).
Action Plans should:
- Be informed by and clearly connected to data/findings collected through the assessment process
- Action Plans should not:
- Address changes to outcomes, measures, or other assessment processes or data collection methods
- Be a continuation of existing practices (i.e., Targets met, continue existing practices)
- Exception: If an action plan in a previous cycle was to implement some new practice(s) on a small scale or as a pilot, the new action plan, as long as it is based on findings, could be to make the practice larger in scale or a permanent fixture in the program.
Based on the finding that only 80% of survey respondents were satisfied with the timeliness of the dissemination of the End of Year Report, the timeline has been adjusted such that the deadline for final edits will be moved up 10 days to allow for faster completion.
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