Conference Session

Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Tools and Strategies for Using Child Outcomes Data for Program Improvement

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Ruth Chvojicek (WI Statewide Child Outcomes Coordinator), Lisa Bartolone (WI School District Psychologist), Christina Kasprzak (ECTA, ECO, DaSy ), Lauren Barton (DaSy, ECO)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. How can programs use outcomes data to change systems and practices? Participants learned about ECO-developed tools designed to help state and local programs analyze, interpret, and use outcomes data. Wisconsin shared how TA has focused on using their child outcomes data to help local programs improve the quality of their data and change practices.

What's Up with ICD-10? Identifying the Impact on Your Program

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kim Wedel (TX Part C Coordinator), Robin Nelson (DaSy ), Maureen Greer (ITCA, DaSy, Emerald Consulting)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. What are the impacts of ICD-10 on early intervention and 619 programs, particularly with regard to eligibility and billing? What is the impact of the conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 on state data systems and on data analysis and reporting? Presenters discussed the anticipated changes, used examples to highlight potential impacts, and included a facilitated discussion to identify resources to assist programs to manage the necessary changes.

Use of Data for Monitoring Part C and B 619

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Krista Scott (DC 619 Coordinator), Bruce Bull (DaSy), Debbie Cate (ECTA, NCELN)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. How do we update and align monitoring processes to be data-driven, maintain general supervision responsibilities, monitor for compliance AND results, support local and state level improvement/TA efforts, balance the load against existing resources (AND maintain sanity)? Particpants came ready to study, share, scrutinize, strategize, and select some solutions to use in their state. This was a facilitated discussion format.

The K-12 Reform Agenda: Challenges and Opportunities for Early Childhood Education

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Amanda Szekely (NGA), Albert Wat (NGA), Donna Spiker (DaSy, ECO)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Recent state education reforms (e.g., Common Core, teacher evaluation, assessments) can challenge research-based early learning practices and policies. They also represent opportunities for early childhood and K-12 stakeholders to collaborate to improve policies and programs for young children from birth-3rd grade. National Governors Association staff shared how they are doing this with states, focusing on learning standards, educator effectiveness, and child assessments. Participants also discussed how special education perspectives can inform this work.

The Early Childhood Workforce Data Landscape

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Mary Beth Bruder (ECPC, DaSy), Denise Mauzy (DaSy, ELCTA), Carlise King (ECDC)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session provided information about the importance of comprehensive workforce data collection and an overview of the primary sources of data at the state and regional level, including Part C, Section B 619, early childhood and trainer workforce registries, state teacher certification systems, and others. Additionally, presenters discussed how data standards (state and national) and tools (e.g., CEDS, INQUIRE) can be used to help facilitate conversations about data linkages and reporting.

Data Governance: The Foundation for an Effective Early Childhood Data System

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Jeff Sellers (DaSy, SLDS), Missy Cochenour (DaSy, SLDS, CEDS)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. As states are moving toward the development of Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems, there is an increased need for data governance, but from a different approach. Instead of data governance administered within a single state agency to define when data are collected, how they are collected and how they are edited and validated, the focus shifts to the business rules around integrating the data from multiple agencies into a seamless early childhood model.

Family and Child Outcomes Data: Drill-Down and Linkages

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Siobhan Colgan (DaSy, ECO), Melissa Raspa (ECO ), Cornelia Taylor (DaSy, ECO)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Participants reviewed hypothetical state family outcomes data. We began the journey with indicators of data quality including outliers and low response rates. Next we rolled up our sleeves up and dug into the patterns in the family outcomes data, including looking at outcomes by region, race/ethnicity, and home language. Finally, we linked data to examine connections between family outcomes and child outcomes, and discussed implications of analyses for developing targeted data-based improvement activities.

What Do IDEA and FERPA Tell Us About Early Childhood Data Sharing?

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Jessica Spataro (OSERS/US ED), Kala Surprenant (OGC/US ED), Dale King/ Frank Miller (Family Policy Compliance Office/US ED), Baron Rodriguez (DaSy, SLDS, PTAC), Jennifer Tschantz (DaSy)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session was designed to help States focus on new developments in the IDEA Part C and FERPA requirements regarding data sharing and confidentiality. The session included highlights of the 2011 IDEA Part C regulations, the 2012 FERPA regulation on audit/evaluation exception, the 2013 Uninterrupted Scholars Act, and other developments. There was also time for discussion and questions from participants.

What Did You Say? Communication with Families about Child and Family Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Siobhan Colgan (ECO, DaSy), Barb Jackson (ECO), Darla Gundler (Early Intervention Family Alliance - EIFA)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session offered participants an opportunity to learn about resources for communicating with families through multiple stages of their participation in Part C and 619 programs. Several resources were spotlighted, including a new ECO webpage and samples of family-produced digital stories. Discussion centered on resources needed to improve family participation in outcomes measurement, such as sharing child assessment and program data back with families, gathering meaningful family input, and more.

Validity of the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process: Updates from the ENHANCE Project

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lauren Barton (DaSy, ECO), Cornelia Taylor (DaSy, ECO), Donna Spiker (DaSy, ECO)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Find out the latest about the validity and reliability of ratings using the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process from the ENHANCE project. Examine preliminary findings from the child assessments study and consider implications for relationships between COS ratings and scores on other assessments. Updates from other ENHANCE studies, lessons learned from work with local programs, and ideas about activities individual states can undertake to examine the validity and reliability of COS data were also discussed.

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