ERIC Number: ED399268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Implementation of a Caseworker Performance Evaluation Instrument that Correlates to the Caseworker's Job Description in a Private Foster Care Agency.
O'Donnell, Christopher S.
A new evaluation instrument was developed to measure the performance of caseworkers at a private foster care agency. It was designed to correlate directly with the caseworker's job description and to provide better data than the previous evaluation tool. Scoring forms were developed to compare the previously used evaluation instrument and the new one. Casework supervisors were trained in the new instrument, and results from the two instruments were compared for five caseworkers. A marked increase was noted in the standard deviation of the scores from the new instrument. This increase indicated the increased effectiveness of the new instrument in measuring actual caseworker performance. Four appendixes present the 10-week implementation plan, the evaluation instrument, the scoring form, and an evaluation comparison form. (Contains 15 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.