Phase 2- One Day Training- May 17th, 2018
- Course fee and lunch will be covered by CalCAPA.
- Prior to the one-day session, candidates will have to gather up some documents and secure information about the documents.
- Mission Statement
- Community Needs Assessment
- Strategic Plan
- Community Action Plan (the document used to seek CSBG funding from the state office)
Agency Annual Report (specifically the IS report submitted to the state/to NASCSP)
- *There is no estimate of the time it will take to gather these documents.
Phase 3 Development of a Portfolio.
- The portfolio covers the 5 stages of the ROMA Cycle and includes an overview. Candidates write narrative answers to portfolio prompts related to principles and practices of ROMA. This produces a document to demonstrate professional competence, so it will take some time. Plan for the writing of each section of the portfolio to take a couple hours to write, proof, and edit. You will have 6 to 12 weeks to complete the portfolio – which again allows candidates to set aside dedicated time each week to write about the ROMA implementation they are observing and to reflect on how this implementation can be improved.
- Between three and six Study Circle Webinars will be provided - to talk about each area of the portfolio in depth (each about 30 – 45 minutes in length). These will be spaced out during the time frame identified for the development of the portfolio.
- Submit Portfolio - each portfolio will be reviewed and scored by at least two Master Trainers from across the country. There may be questions from Reviewers that will require responses so that the portfolio will meet expectations. This means that candidates may have to write some additional comments and provide some additional examples before the portfolio is finally accepted as demonstration of ability to apply ROMA Principles and Practices.
Phase 4: Take the NCRI Test
- This is an on-line 67 item test that includes multiple choice and short answer questions. It is divided into six sections (following the Introduction to ROMA Participant Manual, excluding Module 1) which can be taken independently. Candidates may start and stop as often as they need. You will have two weeks to complete the exam. Candidates are reporting that it takes 30 to 45 minutes for each section – or a total of about 3 to 4 hours.
- The test is scored by a Master Trainer. If there are questions related to answers on the test, responses may be required so the test score is 85% or better. A request for clarification or additional responses or re-testing will be used as appropriate to enable candidate to meet the expectation of demonstrated knowledge.