National Standard Assessment & Revisions Roadmap Assess Extant Information Quality of data submitted by SAAs/RAOs. Coding variations voluntarily adopted by the field. Information most frequently used/requested. Definitional and reporting questions received from SAAs/RAOs. Feedback received during TA and training. NEA Consultation Identify priority info needs and areas of concern. Identify where continuity is key. Are further efforts to assess the Standard warranted? If yes... Outline Revisions Procedure Identify key steps. Identify resources needed. Identify working group. Must include NEA, NASAA, SAA and RAO representation. Formulate Revisions Proposal Working Group Kick-Off Review roles and responsibilities. Compare notes on NEA/federal, state and regional info needs. Determine topics to float on field survey. SAA/RAO Field Assessment Uses of the Standard. Needs, desires and problems. Issues, fields or codes identified by the Working Group. Implementation factors. Develop first draft of field parameters, definitions and timetable. This draft will be informed by consultations, as needed, with: - discipline/topical experts - other taxonomy models - database providers (GMS vendors and CDP) Working Group reviews and revises draft. Test Revisions Proposal Share revisions proposal and implementation timetable with SAAs/RAOs. Share with database providers. Revise as needed. Is there sufficient field support for proposed changes? If yes... Working Group Check-in Review findings of field assessment. What additional info should inform revisions priorities? Determine Revisions Priorities Identify data elements to be added, removed or changed. Identify additional information/input needed to formulate a proposal. APPROVAL NEA (Senior Deputy Chairman) NASAA Board of Directors Notify SAAs and RAOs Preparation of Implementation Support Materials For use in modifying application forms, grants database systems, e-grant protocols, FDR procedures, etc. Implementation Assistance System Modifications Distribution of materials. Wide promotion of changes. Training and TA. NEA, NASAA, SAAs, RAOs begin adjusting guidelines, databases, etc.