Conference Session

Planful Changes: Using Self-Assessments to Improve Child and Family Outcome Measurement Systems

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lauren Barton (DaSy, ECO), Melissa Raspa (ECO)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Developed by the ECO Center and several partner states, two self-assessments provide frameworks for states to examine and improve their systems for measuring child outcomes and family outcomes and experiences. The session described the self-assessments and how states are using them for planning and systems improvement. The session targeted those who are not familiar with the frameworks, but all were welcome to learn about the content and uses of these resources.

Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted: A Continuing Conversation on Collecting and Using Indicator B6 Educational Environments Data

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Debbie Cate (ECTA, NCELN), Kimberly Mitchell (OSEP), Mary Peters (DaSy, ECTA)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. To make data-informed decisions we need data sources that are individually meaningful, useful for mandated reporting, and coordinated with other data sources. This session focused on Educational Environments data for preschool aged children and Indicator B6 APR reporting. Participants had an opportunity to discuss data collection methods, related strengths, challenges, and strategies for how these data can be used to improve service delivery to children and families.

Key Fiscal Tools and Indicators to Include in Early Childhood Data Collections

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Ron Benham (MA Part C Coordinator), Maureen Greer (ITCA, DaSy, Emerald Consulting), Jamie Kilpatrick (DaSy, Public Consulting Group)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session provided an overview on the types of finance data that states should be collecting for short-term planning and long-term projections as well as alternatives for collecting such finance data. The presenters detailed the importance of creating linkages between finance data to other service planning and service delivery data in order to answer increasingly more detailed accountability questions.

Innovations in Training and Technical Assistance for the Child Outcomes Measurement Process

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Grace Kelley (SERRC), Lisa Wasacz (MI 619 Coordinator), Pam Miller (MD Quality Assurance Specialist), Shannon Dunstan (ID 619 Coordinator), Megan Vinh (WRRC), Kathy Gillaspy (DaSy, ECO, ECTA)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session explored new and innovative methods for training and TA on child and family outcomes and related topics. Presenters demonstrated new products and discussed with participants how, why, and when to use them for maximum effect. Interactive activities helped participants experience the products' intended use. Information on how training on child and family outcomes fits with the bigger professional development system in their states was explored.

Incorporating IDEA Birth-Five in QRIS Systms: Promising Practices and Lessons Learned

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Shelley deFosset (ELCTA), Verna Thompson (DE 619 Coordinator), Andy Gomm (NM Part C Coordinator)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session provided background information about TQRIS and an overview of key points for consideration when developing quality indicators and strategies for Part B 619 and Part C services, including home visiting programs in state QRIS systems. Additionally, the session featured panelists from Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge states who are working on different approaches for integrating and measuring these standards.

Essentials of Data-Based Action: Getting Data Out of Your Data System (so you can use it)

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

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

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session described the importance of using data to inform decision-making. Principles of data use were broken out into three main categories: planning for who the users are, creating the tools and reports for those users, and how to support the state's long-term data use needs.

Why CEDS for Part C and 619: The Benefits of Using Common Education Data Standards

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Meredith Miceli (OSEP), Lisa Backer (MN ECSE Supervisor, C Data Manager), Suzanne Raber (DaSy)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. How can CEDS support state agencies responsible for early intervention and preschool special education programs and their data? This session helped participants understand the benefits of using common data elements and definitions in their early childhood data systems. Tools developed by the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) initiative were demonstrated to illustrate the power of shared data dictionaries, shared evaluation and research questions, and shared analytic strategies to answer important program and policy questions.

The DaSy Chain: Early Learning Standards Data Linkages

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Verna Thompson (DE 619 Coordinator), Mary Anketell (PA EI TA), Jim Lesko (ELCTA), Judy Swett (ECTA, PACER), Grace Kelley (SERRC), Mary Peters (DaSy, ECTA), Cindy Ramagos (LA 619 Coordinator)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Participants were involved in a moderated conversation featuring national, state, and family perspectives, with an emphasis on the process states have used in cross-walking federal reporting requirements across early childhood agencies (e.g., Head Start reporting framework, child care, and OSEP three child outcomes). Participants shared  what they are doing, explored what is needed, and discovered how to better connect early learning standards with other work in their state.

Strategic Planning for Long-Term Implementation of the Routines-Based Early Intervention Model

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Jan Thelen (NE 619 Coordinator), Robin McWilliam (Siskin Center for Child and Family Research), Cindy Brown (ME Part C & 619 Coordinator), Wendy Studt (MT Part C Coordinator)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Improving services cannot happen overnight. Some states are following the stages defined in implementation science: exploration, installation, initial implementation, full implementation. This session discussed how a multi-component model is implemented in stages, by component. The Routines-Based Early Intervention model includes practices for intake, needs assessment, IFSP outcome writing, organizing services, home visits, and consultation to child care. Key players from Maine, Montana, and Nebraska, along with the "purveyor" of this model illustrated this process.

The Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Competency Check

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Naomi Younggren (DoD EDIS Program), Amy Nicholas (DaSy), Siobhan Colgan (DaSy, ECO), Kathi Gillaspy (DaSy, ECO, ECTA )

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session highlighted the ECO Center's new COS Competency Check product. This resource offers a structured way to ensure staff completing the COS process have the basic knowledge and skills needed. Presenters demonstrated the resources developed and shared how the information may be accessed once it is complete. There was an opportunity to provide feedback on the use of the materials and how to support states' use of the resources.

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