Conference Session

Perspectives from Implementation Science: Implications, Tools and Resources for Systems Change and Improving Services

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Joicey Hurth (ECTA, NERRC), Kathy Whaley (ECTA ), Oscar Fleming (NIRN)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session explored how the science and practice of implementation can strengthen system capacity for changes in infrastructure and program practices. Investing in building the supports for adopting any evidence-based practice will also lead to improved capacity for change. An overview of the existing national resources was shared. Participants discussed how their change initiatives may be strengthened by lessons learned from implementation science and practice.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road from Part C to Part B 619: Road Blocks and Remedies for Linking and Using Data

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Mary Peters (DaSy, ECTA ), Debbie Cate (ECTA, NCELN)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Sharing data between programs, systems and agencies can be challenging! This session provided an update of states' Indicator C8 and B12 transition data for Part C and Part B619, including data collection methods, mechanisms and sharing processes. Participants had an opportunity to discuss data system strengths and challenges, as children follow the yellow brick transition road.

Developing a Framework to Build High Quality Part C and Section 619 Systems

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Anne Lucas (ECTA, WRRC), Christina Kasprzak (ECTA, ECO, DaSy), Katy McCullough (ECTA, MSRRC)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Does my state have a high quality system? How would I know? And what steps would we take to improve the system? In this session, participants learned about the system framework the ECTA Center is developing to support states in analyzing the capacity of their current Part C and Section 619 systems and building overall quality systems that support implementation of effective practices and ultimately child and family outcomes.

Update on Revisions to the DEC Recommended Practices

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Betsy Ayankoya (ECTA, SERRC), Kathleen Hebbeler (DaSy, ECO, ECTA), Judy Swett (ECTA, PACER), Dale Epstein (ECTA)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. The Division for Early Childhood has formed a Commission to oversee the revision of the DEC Recommended Practices. Draft practices have been developed for practitioners, local program leaders, and state leaders. Members of the Commission will provide an update on the revision process, solicit input on the new recommended practices, and plan for future use of the practices.

The State of State Part C and 619 Data Systems: Current Status, Future Directions

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Pam Roush (ITCA, WV Part C Coordinator), Carlise King (ECDC ), Lisa Balivet (ITCA, AK Part C Data Manager), Donna Spiker (DaSy, ECO)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session provided an overview of where states are in the development of Part C and Part B 619 data systems. Presenters from ITCA, DaSy, and ECDC shared selected findings from three recent national surveys of states and jurisdictions about data. Findings included how states have structured and utilize their data systems, what linkages can be made with other early childhood programs, and what improvements states may need to have a comprehensive data.

Spotlight on States: Using the High-Quality, Functional Outcome and Goal Training Package

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Sherry Franklin (NC Part C Coordinator), Phoebe Rinkel (KS Inservice Training System), Lynn Johnson (CT Part C Coordinator), Anne Lucas (ECTA, WRRC)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Do you want to improve your providers'/teachers' skills in developing high quality, functional IFSP outcomes or IEP goals? Are you interested in integrating child outcome measurement with developing high quality function IFSP outcomes or IEP goals? Find out how several states have used and adapted a training package developed by NECTAC, ECO, and WRRC to assist them in meeting these objectives.

More than Referral: Linkages between Early Intervention and Child Welfare Data and Improved Child Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Taletha Derrington (DaSy), Bruce Sheppard (EI/ECSCE Specialist), Ardith Ferguson (CO Part C Coordinator), Christy Scott, Kenneth Smith

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Ten years ago states were federally mandated to develop referral policies for maltreated children. Although the mandate focuses on referral, the intent was to improve these children's outcomes. This interactive session presented implementation issues and their implications for state IDEA data systems. Panelists from three states described their states' linkages and discussed how implementation issues have been addressed and how linkages have been (or could be) used to improve child outcomes.

Identifying Meaningful Differences between State and Local Summary Statement Values

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Cornelia Taylor (DaSy, ECO), Mary Beth LaSalle (NH TA Consultant), Ruth Littlefield (NH 619 Coordinator), Iandia Morgan (NV Part C), Marcia Boswell-Carney (KS Program Analyst)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. States compute two summary statements for their child outcomes data. The use of a confidence interval around these summary statements allows the state to rule out differences between the program and the state that are not statistically significant. In this session, a tool for computing these confidence intervals was presented. Three states described their use of confidence intervals for comparing state and local summary statement data.

Expanding the National Tool Box for Measuring Part C Participation Rates: Feasibility and Utility of the Birth Cohort Methodology

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Donna Noyes (ITCA, NY Part C Coordinator), Maureen Greer (ITCA, Emerald Consulting, DaSy ), Lynne MacLeod (ITCA, UT Part C Data Manager)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Part C single-day and cumulative child counts, as specified in Section 618 of the IDEA, do not provide a complete picture of the number of children birth through age two who are referred to, evaluated for, and receive early intervention services. The Infant and Toddler Coordinators (ITCA) Data Committee presented progress in its examination of the viability of using a birth cohort methodology as another measure of Part C participation and solicited feedback from attendees.

The Role of Data in Improvement Planning

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Penny Geiger (FL Part C Coordinator), Mark Sharp (OK Part C Coordinator), Catherine Goodwin (TN Part C Monitoring Coordinator), Anne Lucas (ECTA, WRRC), Bruce Bull (DaSy)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. States are beginning to think about how they might address improvement planning as part of Results-Driven Accountability. IDEA Data Managers will play a key role in this process. Gathering, linking, disaggregating, and analyzing data; validating child, family, and student outcomes, and developing improvement activities are challenging even with a fully functional IDEA data system. In this session, particpants listened, discussed, and suggested ideas on using data for the improvement planning process.

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