Accurate-Assessments

Report
Overview of ODRC’s ORAS Quality Assurance Program
What is Quality Assurance?
ORAS File Review
Development of the QA Program
Results of the QA Program
Recommendations
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A planned and systematic pattern of actions
necessary to provide adequate confidence
that the product optimally fulfills customer
expectations.
Proactive
Improve
Confidence
Credibility
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Create a culture of quality
Good fidelity = replication of results
Mission “reduce recidivism”
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FAQ
Flow charts
Internal audit standards
Quality Assurance Reports
Case file reviews
Quality Assurance Program
Keep these 12 things clean for good
assessments
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Duplicates
Sources used
Verifying collateral information
Notes
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Pilot site evaluations
Benchmarking
Literature Review
University of Cincinnati
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Goal = accurate assessments
What contributes to the goal?
◦ Fidelity to the assessment process
◦ Good interview skills
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How will the QA program be delivered?
◦ Create measures/tools
◦ Timelines
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Implement the QA program
Analyze and share results
Evaluate program and make adjustments.
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QA Coordinator
Random selection of staff
Scheduling
Communication
Work flow
Selection of Evaluators
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ORAS Direct Observation Tool
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Performance Measurement Guide
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Pre-brief meeting
Direct Observation of the interview
Individual Scoring of the tool
Debrief and Coaching
Results to the QA Coordinator
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Goals
Program process
Results
End users
All levels of management
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Subject matter experts/Certified ORAS
Trainers
IPC skills
Recommendation from their immediate
supervisor.
Completion of evaluator training.
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Direct Observation Tool
Performance Measurement Guide
Double coding
General process
Common rating errors
Providing good feedback that is balanced
Giving and receiving criticism
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Survey Evaluation
◦ Evaluators (19)
◦ Assessors (116)
◦ Do survey results demonstrate gaps? Perceived
value verses real value.
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Share results
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Value of the pre-brief meeting
◦ 65% of the assessors and 59% of the evaluators rated it
successful or very successful.
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Concentrated areas of coaching
◦ Assessors and evaluators rated using the interview guide
and using collateral information highest.
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Did assessors learn anything new?
◦ 61% of the assessors and 90% of the evaluators
responded yes.
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Ability of the evaluators to add value
◦ 82% of the assessors rated the evaluators with the ability
or strong ability to add value.
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How important are accurate ORAS assessments?
◦ 65% of the assessors rated it as important or very
important.
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What are the barriers to completing accurate
ORAS assessments?
◦ The length of time it tales to complete the interview
and input the information into the portal. Also the
program runs slow.
◦ Clients not being fully truthful.
◦ Not having an investigation in the file.
◦ Time consuming when you have a lot of other
things to do.
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What was most valuable about the ORAS QA
process?
◦ Getting reassurance that I was doing some things
right.
◦ The tool has potential if done accurately.
◦ Helped understand my struggles were being felt by
others also being evaluated.
◦ One on one discussion and feedback.
◦ Don’t think we need this, to concerned about QA
and not the time consuming ORAS tool.
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How would you improve the ORAS QA
process?
◦ It was fairly upfront and open. The evaluator did a
good job with me. Maybe assess everyone at some
point.
◦ I think the ORAS QA process can be very effective, if
administered by someone that has actually
completed an ORAS assessment of some kind.
◦ Have the assessor sit in on more than one
assessment.
◦ Figure out a way across the state to bring all
officers to the same page period. Good Luck!
Interview
Skills
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Reliability
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Direct Observation
Tool
Double Coding
Survey
Survey
Trends
Domains 6 and 7
Interview Skills
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Resources
Subject Matter Experts
Have a QA Coordinator
Explain QA process to the offender
Scoring Guide
Have follow up plan ready to implement
Staff support – supervisors need to be more
knowledgeable.
Sustainability
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Interview training
Booster trainings focused on weak areas
and/or changes
RIB rules card
Supervisor staffing requirements
Individual Improvement Plan
Consider assessor models
Continue QA efforts statewide with all user
groups
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Goals
Concerns/barriers for staff
Resources
Process flow
Direct Observation
Training
Communication
Implementation
Evaluation
Follow up – use results to impact positive change
Proactive
Improve
Confidence
Credibility
Deborah Herubin
[email protected]
614-995-0181
John Geras
[email protected]

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