Evaluation Workgroup

Vermont’s Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
“Integrating, aligning and coordinating Vermont’s Early Childhood system
to support and retain qualified personnel.”

“An evaluation plan should address each subcomponent of the CSPD and, initially, address the most critical features of each.  Evaluation should be viewed as cyclical in nature.  That is, evaluation questions are generated, data are collected, data are analyzed and used to make decisions about the system, changes to the system are made based on the data, system changes are evaluated, and new evaluation questions are generated.

Quality Indicator 11: The evaluation plan for the CSPD includes processes and mechanisms to collect, store, and analyze data across all subcomponents

Quality Indicator 12: The evaluation plan is implemented, continuously monitored, and revised as necessary based on multiple data sources

The evaluation plan for the CSPD includes:

  • priorities for evaluation questions and data to be collected.
  • multiple processes, mechanisms and methods to collect data based on need, usefulness and burden.
  • the capacity to support data collection, management and analysis.
  • quality review processes which are defined and implemented regularly.
  • personnel data linked to child and family outcomes.
  • data summaries and analysis that is useful for decision-making and accessible across systems.
  • data that are used to inform decisions, monitor progress and make improvements.
  • data that are collected on personnel variables related to relevant child/family outcomes:
  • Personnel development participation
  • Acquisition of content
  • Performance of competencies
  • data that are collected on personnel development variables related to relevant child outcomes:
  • Units of personnel development
  • Type and amount of support (e.g. observational feedback, coaching, practica)”


For Vermont's draft evaluation plan, click here

To provide input, get involved or get more information, please send comments, questions, suggestions to Kati.Ringer@partner.vermont.gov.

“Data illuminates solutions to our challenges. We use data as an essential tool to see the big picture and make intentional decisions that enable us to focus our limited resources to promote positive outcomes for children, families, and staff.”  CIS State Staff 

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