0-3/Part C /Early Intervention

Data-Based Decision Making: Tools for Improving Practice

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Presented by Anne Lucas (RRCP) and Christina Kasprzak (NECTAC)

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

In the fourth call of the Using Data Call Series, held May 10, 2011, presenters shared a tool designed by ECO, NECTAC and the RRCP to help states use data to facilitate systemic state and local improvement. The tool illustrates the use of root cause analysis and other strategies for data-based decision making that improve practices.  The tool was updated in April 2012 based on input from the field and the document includes a link to the revised Excel spreadsheet.

Building Local Capacity for Data Analysis and Use

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Presented by Sharon Walsh and Haidee Bernstein (DAC); Mary Anne White and Beverly Crousei (Infant Toddler Connection of VA)

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

This second call in the Using Data Call Series, held March 8, 2011, showcased a set of VA-Part C training materials developed to improve the capacity of local data teams to understand and analyze their data and to develop, implement and evaluate program improvement plans. Described a data analysis process involving creating hypotheses that are evaluated to determine the possible root causes of poor/low performance.

Working with Data Workshop Series: Comparison of State and Local Data

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Analyzing and Interpreting Child Outcomes Data
This is a series of narrated presentations with activities on using child outcomes data. The content and activities are based on a data workshop at the 2011 Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Working with Data Workshop Series: Checking Data for Stability and Completeness

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

This is the second in the series of data workshop activities. In this activity, we dig a little deeper into the quality of state data by reviewing statewide missing data and trend data across years in order to answer the following questions: Do we have enough data to trust the findings? Are the data stable?

Why Collect Outcomes Data? Activity

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

This activity provides background information for those new to outcomes measurement. Learners will:

  • understand the current requirements and the historical roots of federal accountability
  • understand the various purposes and uses of outcomes measurement

Why Collect Outcomes Data?

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

This session provides background information for those new to outcomes measurement. The session provides an understanding of the historical roots of federal accountability, the current requirements, and the various purposes and uses of outcomes measurement.

Understanding Young Children's Development

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

Illinois Early Intervention Training Program

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

These narrated modules were developed by training personnel in Illinois based on content developed by the University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The modules correspond to the three child outcome areas and are focused on identifying age-appropriate skills among children zero to three.

Understanding the Three Child Outcomes Activity

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

This section provides an in-depth description of the three child outcomes and the functional nature of the outcomes for the introductory learner. Learners will:

  • understand the development of the three child outcomes
  • understand the content of the three child outcomes
  • differentiate among the three child outcomes
  • differentiate between functional outcomes and discrete skills

Understanding the Child Outcomes

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

This introductory session provides a description of the three child outcomes. It is designed for learners to understand the development and content of the three child outcomes, differentiate among the three child outcomes, and differentiate between functional outcomes and discrete skills.

The Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Form Activity

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

This topic introduces the COS form and the 7-point rating scale. It also covers essential knowledge for teams using the COS form. Intended for introductory learners who are new to the COS form. For intermediate learners who need a 'refresher' on the use of the 7-point rating scale, please see the voiced COS form refresher PPT, below. Learners will:

  • understand the rationale for using the COS form
  • differentiate between the a and b questions on the COS form
  • differentiate between the 7 points on the rating scale
  • differentiate among age-appropriate, immediate foundational, and foundational skills and behaviors

Trainer and participant materials are listed on the webpage.

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