Paper/Report

Uses and Misuses of Data on Outcomes for Children with Disabilities

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

The Early Childhood Outcomes Center

Year: 
2004
Abstract: 

The ECO Center prepared this paper to make explicit some the diverse ways in which data on outcomes can be used effectively, as well as misused. The paper provides background information for stakeholders who are involved in developing outcome measurement systems for young children with disabilities. 

The State of State Pre-Kindergarten Standards

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

Newman, S.B. and Roskos, K.

Year: 
2005
Abstract: 

This article outlines an argument for early childhood learning standards and benchmarks, such as those required by Good Start Grow Smart and the Child Care Development Grant, to be grounded in research, and reflect age-appropriate outcomes for young children. Research on the predictors of early literacy and mathematical achievement are presented, and recommendations from organizations responsible for studying the quality of K-12 standards are summarized. The current benchmarks and standards of state systems are then examined, and recommendations are made based on the research reviewed.

The Need for Data on Child and Family Outcomes at the Federal and State Levels

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

Hebbeler, K., & Barton, L. (2007). The need for data on child and family outcomes at the Federal and State levels. Young Exceptional Children Monograph Series , 9, 1-15.

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

This article describes issues related to the current federal requirements for reporting outcomes on children and families served through Part C and Section 619 of Part B of IDEA. Critical events leading up to the current requirements are summarized, followed by a discussion of efforts to design and implement state outcome measurements systems, and implications of outcome measurement for children, families, and the programs serving them.

States' Use of Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

ZERO TO THREE Policy Center and the National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

The ZERO TO THREE Policy Center and the National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative jointly conducted a project focused on the implementation and alignment of ELG for infants and toddlers. Policy Center staff conducted interviews with representatives of eight states (AR, CA, ME, MN, NC, OH, PA, and VA) on their implementation processes. This paper is a summary of the information gathered from interviews of key professionals in these states and from other sources. 

SPP/APR Indicator Analysis Reports

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

The Early Childhood Outcomes Center

Abstract: 

These annual reports summarize progress across all states and jurisdictions based on data reported to OSEP in the February 2011 APRs (FFY 2010). The ECO Center prepares the annual reports for the child outcomes indicators for Part C and Part B, and the family indicator for Part C.

SPP/APR Indicator Analysis Report- Part C

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

The ECO Center staff

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 
The ECO Center completes analyses and prepares reports for the child outcomes indicators for Part C and Part B, and the family indicator for Part C. These reports summarize progress across all states and jurisdictions based on data reported in February 2010 (FFY 2008-2009).
 
In the Part C SPP/APR report, the child outcomes chapter (Indicator C3) is on pages 18-34 and the family outcomes chapter (Indicator C4) on pages 35-49.

SPP/APR Indicator Analysis Report- Part B

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

The ECO Center staff

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

The ECO Center completes analyses and prepares reports for the child outcomes indicators for Part C and Part B, and the family indicator for Part C. These reports summarize progress across all states and jurisdictions based on data reported in February 2010 (FFY 2008-2009).

In the Part B report, the child outcomes chapter (Indicator B7) is on pages 77-94.

Setting Targets for Child Outcomes

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

Hebbeler, K. and Kahn, L

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

States must set targets for each of the Early Childhood Outcome Indicators, C3 and B7, once their baseline is established in the SPP/APR due 2010. OSEP received comments from states suggesting that three sets of five targets (each set totaling 100%) is excessive, and that OSEP should reduce the number of targets for the SPP/APR indicators. The purpose of this paper is to provide background as to the work that has been done to date regarding this issue, as well as summarize possible options for setting targets for OSEP reporting and making recommendations.

Recommended Outcomes for Families of Young Children with Disabilities

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

Bailey, D. B. Jr., Bruder, M.B., Hebbeler, K., Carta, J., Defosset, M., Greenwood , C., Kahn, L., Mallik, S., Markowitz, J., Spiker, D., Walker, D., and Barton, L. Journal of Early Intervention , 28 (4), 227-243.

Year: 
2006
Abstract: 

This article describes the process by which The Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) Center generated outcomes by which the effectiveness of services for families could be assessed. This evidence-based, iterative process utilized extensive stakeholder input, and led to the identification of five family outcomes: (a) families understand their child's strengths, abilities, and special needs; (b) families know their rights and advocate effectively for their child; (c) families help their child develop and learn; (d) families have support systems; and (e) families are able to gain access to desired services and activities in their community. Discusses issues and challenges regarding family outcomes measurement.

Progress developing the Kansas Early Childhood Special Education Accountability System: Initial findings using the ECO Child Outcome Summary Form (COSF)

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

Greenwood, C. R., Walker, D., Hornback, M., Nelson, C., Hebbeler, K., & Spiker, D. (2007). Progress developing the Kansas Early Childhood Special Education Accountability System: Initial findings using the ECO Child Outcome Summary Form (COSF). Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 27 (1), 2-18.

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Policy decision makers, early educators, and early interventionists face numerous challenges as they develop and implement statewide accountability systems to evaluate and improve children's early intervention and early childhood special education outcomes. Kansas was an early adopter of the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) developed by the Early Childhood Outcomes Center; this article describes the Kansas experience and discusses preliminary findings and implications.

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