Conference Session

In Search of the Perfect Data System

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Christy Scott (CO Part C Data Manager ), Mike Hinricher (TN Part C Data Manager), Bruce Bull (DaSy)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. You're a data manager. You know the strengths and challenges within your child-level data system: duplicate records, validation issues, existing business rules that don't always function as expected, end user knowledge gaps, longitudinal data inconsistencies, agency changes, inaccurate reports, etc. Not a problem in your state? Great; find another session-or better come share your secrets! This facilitated session probed, articulated, discussed and sought cross state audience solutions to data system challenges.

Essentials of Data Operations: Getting Data into Your Data System (so you can use it)

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Baron Rodriguez (DaSy, SLDS, PTAC), Jim Campbell (DaSy, CEDS), Missy Cochenour (DaSy, SLDS, CEDS)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session was primarily about the operations of a data system, including defining data elements, data collection, linkages, and analysis. In other words, how to successfully get data into your data system. Other areas of focus included the advantages of interoperability, privacy and confidentiality considerations, and how all this works with early childhood programs and services.

Changing Practices, Changing Outcomes: Building State Capacity

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lise Fox (ECTA)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. ECTA will be providing intensive technical assistance to selected states to build the capacity of professionals and programs to implement recommended practices with fidelity. This session described the intensive TA process that supports states in establishing a cross-sector state team for implementation, establishing high fidelity demonstrations, and providing professional development that includes practice-based coaching.

Data Analysis to Guide Improvement of Child Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Cornelia Taylor (DaSy, ECO), Lynne Kahn (ECTA, DaSy, ECO), Taletha Derrington (DaSy)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This workshop provided hypothetical data for participants to review and discuss. The data exercise included examples of analyses that led to implications for improving data quality and guided decisions about strategies for program improvement.

State of the Nation: Data Systems and Outcomes Measurement

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Ruth Ryder (OSEP), Meredith Miceli (OSEP), Lynne Kahn (ECTA, DaSy, ECO), Kathy Hebbeler (DaSy, ECO), Donna Spiker (DaSy, ECO)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

The Welcome and Opening Plenary presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference.

Preparing the Next Generation of Professionals to Use Child Outcomes Data to Improve Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathleen Hebbeler and Lynne Kahn

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

In this presentation, ECO staff talk about the three OSEP child outcomes, progress categories and summary statements; approaches to measuring the outcomes; data quality; and pre-service and in-service preparation.

2013 CEELO Roundtable: Using Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning for Young Children Birth-3rd Grade

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathleen Hebbeler

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented by Kathleen Hebbeler at the 2013 Roundtable in  San Francisco, CA.

Formative Assessment: So What Happens Next?

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathleen Hebbeler

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 NAECS-SDE Annual Meeting, in San Francisco, CA. The meeting's focus was "Developmentally Appropriate Practice in the Age of Race to the Top."

Writing Quality IFSP Outcomes / IEP Goals and Linking to the Child Outcomes Measurement Processes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathi Gillaspy, Anne Lucas, and Mary Louise Peters 

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2011 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Presenters engaged participants in discussion and activities related to conducting functional assessment, developing meaningful IFSP outcomes/IEP goals, measuring the child and family outcomes, and the critical connections between these processes.

Where in the World Are We Going? Developing and Evaluating Improvement Activities for the Child Outcomes Indicators

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Carol Ayres, Ann Bailey, Ruth Chvojicek, and Christina Kasprzak

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2009 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

In this session, presenters discussed ideas about developing and evaluating improvement activities for the child outcomes indicators (C3/B7). Staff from the ECO Center and NCRRC provided general guidance related to designing appropriate activities and later evaluating the effectiveness of those activities. Presenters from two states shared information about their processes for determining improvement activities and some of the tools they have used for rating the quality of activities, assessing the fidelity of TA and of the local implementation process, and determining the overall impact of improvement activities on the indicator.

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