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Feb 9-23, 2022 - Self Assessment During COVID… MRI: Management Review Instrument for Head Start and Early Head Start Self-Assessment
  • Date: Wednesday, February 9th, 2022
  • Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Location: Online virtual event

Phase One, February 9 – 21, 2022
Self-paced, Pre-recorded Modules

Phase Two, February 22-23, 2022
Live Zoom Sessions, 9:00 AM – Noon CT each day
(10 AM-1 PM ET|8-11 AM MT|7-10 AM PT)

Sessions are live. No recordings will be available.

View Brochure for full details, agenda, and participation and technology information.

To ensure you will be ready to participate in T/TAS online courses or virtual training, review our "Technology Guidelines for T/TAS Online Courses or Virtual Training Events" prior to registering. 

Online Registration 

Registration deadline is February 7th!

Standard Registration: $425

T/TAS@Your Service Subscribers: $400 - some restrictions apply
0.8 CEUs (8 contact hours) from Western Kentucky University: $25

The pandemic has brought about many temporary changes to Head Start programs. T/TAS believes the tool best suited to self-assessment during these unusual operations is likely the MRI. For this reason, T/TAS is providing a virtual workshop on conducting a programmatic self-assessment using the MRI.

Continuous Improvement strategies are predicated upon two major cornerstones: a process of continuous internal monitoring and improvement and periodic program evaluation. This virtual workshop and supporting instrument will focus upon the higher order issues that programs are to confront as part of program evaluation; namely, how well the services are preparing children and families for school; and how well the program is meeting the goals they have set and the Board and Policy Council have approved.

The locus of accountability has shifted for programs from the Federal Offices to the local governing bodies. Organizations need to be able to document and discuss how the self-assessment (program evaluation) process provides the governing bodies with actionable information. As a result, the development of a programmatic self-assessment is an integral part of Head Start and Early Head Start’s continuous improvement process. Through this program-evaluation technique, programs report their progress toward meeting goals, areas needing improvement, and program strengths to a variety of stakeholders, including the governing body, policy council, program staff, and federal officials. This insightful workshop will use the MRI (Management Review Instrument) in order to assist the stakeholders in determining program effectiveness under COVID related modified services. T/TAS still offers its nationally renowned Self-Assessment CATscan tool for programs who need an evaluation tool covering all items in the regulations. This event will utilize the MRI tool that focuses less on the minutia of the standards and more to the goals that agencies have created for themselves. Accountability by Boards and Policy Councils is a critical underpinning of Head Start grant administration, this workshop and the MRI instrument are designed to utilize existing resources and data in order to complete the requirement of self-assessment/program evaluation.

This informational workshop will show participants how to:

  • Explain to stakeholders how program evaluation/self-assessment is expected to function within programs.
  • Identify items that need to be addressed in the self-assessment.
  • Utilize the MRI for program evaluation purposes.
  • Create a program improvement plan.

In addition, time will be included to explain how to:

  • Set up review teams.
  • Organize the self-assessment calendar.
  • Obtain results.
  • Monitor the results of the program improvement plan.

This virtual workshop will benefit all Head Start and Early Head Start staff, volunteers, and stakeholders who have a role in the self-assessment process. Space will be limited, but the demand will not, so register today!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will learn what is required in a self-assessment by focusing upon evaluation of goals, measurable objectives, and organizational responses impacting the local community based upon each agency’s stated goals;
  • Participants will receive a compliant self-assessment tool that is designed to assist managers, policy council, and board members in evaluating how well the program is providing management, ongoing monitoring, and continuous improvement for achieving program goals, ensuring child safety, and ensuring the delivery of effective, high-quality school readiness services;
  • Participants will receive an overview of the hot-topic items in each service area; and
  • Participants will practice analysis and conclusion generation on self-assessment issues.


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