CFSR Round 3 Statewide Data Indicator Series

CFSR Round 3 Statewide Data Indicator Series:  Please see the link below to view 7 fact sheets; one for each indicator.  The series is visually appealing and provides helpful information about each indicator, including the measure description, national standard, what's changed from Round 2, data elements used in the calculations, and calculation notes. These are public documents and can be shared with other key stakeholders.  A link to download the documents from the Capacity Building Center for States website is available on the CFSR portal under CFSR Round 3 Resources.

 https://training.cfsrportal.org/resources/3105#Data Indicators and National Standards

Data Indicators and National Standards

CFSR Round 3 Statewide Data Indicators - CB State Call Presentation (Transcript, PDF of Slide Presentation, WebEx): This is the Children's Bureau presentation on the CFSR statewide data indicators and national standards with changes to the Federal Register notice issued in May. CB delivered this presentation on June 25, 2015, during a WebEx briefing for states. The transcript and video include questions and answers. The transcript clarifies one answer (see page 15) given in response to a question asked during the presentation.

Executive Summary: Final Notice of Statewide Data Indicators and National Standards for Child and Family Services Reviews (PDF): This document summarizes the Children's Bureau's plan, published in the Federal Register on October 10, 2014, and amended on May 13, 2015, to replace the statewide data indicators and the methods for calculating associated national standards.

Federal Register Notice: Statewide Data Indicators and National Standards for Child and Family Services Reviews (link): This Federal Register Notice pertaining to the statewide data indicators and national standards for the third round of the CFSRs was published on May 13, 2015, providing corrected information to the Final Notice published on October 10, 2014 (earlier uncorrected notice:link)

Combined Federal Register Notice: Statewide Data Indicators and National Standards for Child and Family Services Reviews (PDF): A Federal Register Notice pertaining to the statewide data indicators and national standards for the third round of the CFSRs was published on May 13, 2015, providing corrected information to the Final Notice published on October 10, 2014. This combined version integrates the corrections into the original publication, so that all information pertaining to the data indicators is in one document. The corrected information is highlighted in the document. Other edits were made in this compilation to aid the reader in understanding the revised content in context.

CFSR Round 3 Statewide Data Indicator Series (link): These seven publications from the Capacity Building Center for States provide information and data on the seven CFSR indicators for use in continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities and CFSR trainings. These factsheets take complex data calculations related to states’ performances on CFSRs and condense them into a digestible reference to help state leaders, CQI staff, and other interested child welfare professionals understand and confidently explain CFSR data indicators to a variety of audiences.

CFSR Round 3 Statewide Data Indicators - Workbook (PDF): This workbook [amended May 2015] provides detailed, state-by-state performance on the CFSR Round 3 statewide data indicators, comparisons against the national standards, and baseline and improvement goals for states whose initial results indicate the need for a Program Improvement Plan.

Overview of CFSR 3 Statewide Data Indicators Syntax (PDF): This document provides an overview of the syntax and supporting files used by the CB to calculate data quality, observed performance, and risk-standardized performance for the CFSR Round 3 statewide data indicators. For the usable (runnable) SPSS and STATA syntax files (with file extensions ".sps" and ".do", respectively), e-mail Miranda Lynch Thomas, CB, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Nonrunnable versions are posted below so that anyone can see, or use a screen reader to read, what's in the files:

Syntax files (nonrunnable - see above for description and information on runnable files):
CFSR3-0_Census_Child_Pops (PDF)
CFSR3-1_ AFCARS_Source_Data (PDF)
CFSR3-2_AFCARS_DQ (PDF)
CFSR3-3_Obs_perf_maltx_in_care (PDF)
CFSR3-3_Obs_perf_maltx_recurr (PDF)
CFSR3-3_Obs_perf_perm_reentry (PDF)
CFSR3-3_Obs_perf_perm_1st_day (PDF)
CFSR3-3_Obs_perf_place_stabil (PDF)
CFSR3-4_RSP_maltx_in_care (PDF)
CFSR3-4_RSP_maltx_recurrence (PDF)
CFSR3-4_RSP_perm_entries (PDF)
CFSR3-4_RSP_perm_FD_12-23_mos (PDF)
CFSR3-4_RSP_perm_FD_24_or_more (PDF)
CFSR3-4_RSP_place_stability (PDF)
CFSR3-4_RSP_reentry (PDF)