Resources for Step 3: Determine the Cause of the Issue

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Local Contributing Factor Tool for SPP/APR Compliance Indicators C-1, C-7, C-8, C-9/B-15, B-11 and B-12

This document provides ideas for the types of questions a local team would consider in identifying factors contributing to noncompliance for SPP/APR Indicators C1, C7, C8, C9, B11, B12 and B15. Some questions are designed to determine adequacy of local agency/district management and oversight while others are geared for gathering information from service coordinators, providers and/or teachers and about actual practices. Data collected from this analysis should be used to identify contributing factors that relate to program infrastructure, policies and procedures, funding, training and technical assistance, supervision, data, personnel and provider practices. These factors, once identified, can lead to the development of meaningful strategies for correction in those areas contributing to the noncompliance.

Local Contributing Factor Tool for SPP/APR Results Indicators C-2, C-4, C-5, C-6

This document provides ideas for the types of questions a local team would consider in identifying factors contributing to performance. Some questions are designed to determine adequacy of local agency/district management and oversight while others are geared for gathering information from service coordinators, providers and/or teachers and about actual practices. Data collected from this analysis should be used to identify contributing factors that relate to program infrastructure, policies and procedures, funding, training and technical assistance, supervision, data, personnel and provider practices. These factors, once identified, can lead to the development of meaningful strategies for improvement in those areas currently impacting performance.

Florida Early Steps Root Cause Analysis: Periodic and Annual IFSP Reviews and Timely Services

Florida developed Root Cause Analysis tools for local early intervention programs with long standing noncompliance with Periodic and Annual IFSP Reviews and with Timely Services. Other early intervention programs can use the Root Cause Analysis tools in full or in part to identify local issues with these requirements.