The Continuous Quality Improvement Plan (CQIP) tool is designed to support Texas Rising Star (TRS) mentors in working with childcare programs to continuously improve the quality of their practice. Mentors can use this tool to assign goals to TRS directors and staff, write action plans, and document progress. The tool then generates a report for the mentors, staff, and directors to use to complete the CQIP and track progress over time. The following steps explain how to access and use the Continuous Quality Improvement Plan (CQIP) tool under Quality Improvement and Innovation in CLI Engage.
Go to the CLI Engage Dashboard, and scroll down to the Quality Improvement and Innovation section. There are 4 CQIP Tools, one for each facility type. Click the CQIP tool for your desired facility type.
Enter school name in the “School Name” search bar and select search. Use the other search fields as necessary to narrow your search.
Find your school under “School Name”.
After identifying the school, click on the black arrow under “Action” to proceed.
You are now on the School Folder page for the school. You will see the start date on the top of the screen. Enter the end date for the CQI cycle. Click the green “Create New CQI Plan” button.
There will be 8 goal setting areas in the tool. You are required to set goals in the first 6 areas, and the last 2 areas are optional. Click an area of goal setting to see the goal statements included in that area.
Goal statements are color coded by priority level. Level 1 is the highest priority, and Level 3 is the lowest priority. Please refer to color key at the top of the goal setting page.
Click on “Full text” at the top of the goal setting page to see the full description of each goal statement.
To set a goal, click on the checkbox to the left of that goal statement.
The assign goals page will pop up on your screen.
On the assign goals pop up, click the check box next to the staff members you would like to assign to that goal. If this goal applies to all staff, select “Assign to Entire Roster” at the top of the pop up.
Click the “Assign Goal” button at the bottom.
You will now see the names of the staff members you assigned to each goal listed under the “Assigned To” column. The date you set the goal (today’s date) will be filled in under the “Set Date” column.
Continue to select goals and targets for your teachers.
After you have completed selecting goals, click on the “Create CQI Plan” button at the bottom of the screen. Ensure you have selected the accurate goals and assigned them to the correct staff. You will not be able to edit these selections after leaving this page.
A pop up will let you know the page has been saved. Click the “OK” button, and you will be taken to an action planning page. At the top of the page, you can see the goals you selected along with the assigned staff. Scroll down to see the Action Plan fields.
Use the Action Plan fields to document your action plan. Please see the Continuous Quality Improvement for Texas Rising Star: Implementation and Mentoring Guide for sample action plans and further guidance on what to enter in these fields.
You also have the option to create action plans based on goals. If you would like to create an action plan that is tailored towards a group of goals, click on the plus sign next to “Create Grouped Goal”. Enter the name that describes that group of goals in the “Grouped Goals Name” field.
Drag the goals from the top of the page and drop in the area labelled “Drag items here”. After you have dragged and dropped all the goals you would like to include, click on the “Create Group” button.
You will now be able to see the “Action Plan for Grouped Goals” area pop up underneath your grouped goals. Complete these fields for that grouped goal. See above for details on what belongs in each field.
To continue, click the “Save or Generate CQIP Report” button at the bottom of the page. You will be asked “Are you finished writing your action plan?”
You can now access the school summary and staff reports, and CQIP reports.
In order to document progress on goals met, click on the “Document Goals Met” button.
You will now be taken back to the Goal Setting Page. Click the “Show Active Goals Only” button to see only the goals that you selected during this CQIP plan.
Next to each active goal, there is a green circle with the number of targets who have not yet met their goal. In order to document progress on a goal, click on the “Met Date” field next to that goal statement.
You will see a pop up with all of the targets assigned to that goal. Click in the “Met Date” field next to each target to insert the date that they met their goal. If a target has not yet met the goal, leave the field blank. Click “Submit” to save. The “Met Date” field will now be populated with the most recent met date for that goal statement.
After you are complete documenting progress, click the “Document Goals Met” button to save your changes and continue working on that CQI plan.
If you are complete with the CQI plan, or you have reached the CQI plan end date, click the “Document Goals Met and Finalize CQI Plan” button. You will see a pop up asking you to confirm your selection. Clicking “Finalize” will close out the current CQI plan, and you will be required to create a new plan for that school.
After finalizing a plan, you will be returned to the School Folder page. Click the “Reflection” button to reflect on the CQI cycle.
After reflecting on the CQI cycle, you will be returned to the School Folder page. You now have the option to create a new CQI Plan by clicking the “Create new CQI Plan for this School” button. Historical documents from your previous plans are still available on this page
This document was last modified on: October 27, 2021