Outcome Ratings

The automated application automatically calculates and rates the outcomes once all that outcome's items have been rated. There are four possible outcome ratings:

  • Substantially Achieved: The required number of applicable items are rated as strengths.
  • Partially Achieved: Some applicable items are rated as strengths, but the number does not meet the level required for the outcome to be rated as substantially achieved.
  • Not Achieved: None of the applicable items is rated as a strength.
  • Not Applicable: None of the items is applicable.

To rate an outcome as substantially achieved, the following criteria must be met:

  • Safety Outcome 1 and Safety Outcome 2: All applicable items must be rated as strengths. Items rated not applicable are disregarded.
  • Permanency Outcome 1: Item 7 and the corresponding item ¬†(8, 9, or 10) rated for the case must be rated as strengths. If the State is using concurrent planning and the reviewer rated two corresponding items, they must both be strengths. No more than one of either items 5 or 6 (if applicable) may be rated as an area needing improvement. Items rated not applicable are disregarded.¬†
  • Permanency Outcome 2: No more than one of the applicable items for this outcome is rated as an area needing improvement. Items rated not applicable are disregarded.
  • Well-Being Outcome 1: Item 17 must be rated as a strength. No more than one of the remaining applicable items may be rated as an area needing improvement. Items rated not applicable are disregarded.
  • Well-Being Outcome 2: Item 21 is rated as a strength.
  • Well-Being Outcome 3: All applicable items are rated as strengths. Items rated not applicable are disregarded.

Note that, while item ratings are included in the automated application, outcome ratings are not listed in the normal view. To review outcome ratings, use the Preliminary Case Summary Report.