Training Resource

Texas: Increasing the Quality of Child Outcomes Data Training

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

This training was conducted with 20-25 TA providers that work in the Texas Regional Service Centers on the topic of increasing the quality of child outcomes data collected using the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF). Information and activities related to reviewing and interpreting data, pattern checking, and communicating with various audiences about the data.

Delaware: COSF Refresher Training

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

ECO staff conducted a one-day 'COSF Refresher' training with Part C and 619 (preschool) staff in Delaware on March 10, 2010. Topics included the history and background of the child outcomes measurement requirement, understanding the 7-point COSF scale, immediate foundational skills, and recommended practices for the COSF process.

North Carolina: Child Outcomes Measurement Training

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

Under the NC General Supervision Enhancement Grant, ECO staff developed four modules to address child outcomes measurement. A needs assessment completed by local Part C administrators identified the need for professional development in these areas --professional development for new staff, COSF refresher training, quality assurance, and data analysis. The four modules address each of these topics in turn.

Illinois: Got Data? A Workshop on Early Childhood Outcomes

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

This two-day training provided a review of child outcomes measurement and data collection using the COSF. The training also introduced strategies for assuring the quality of COSF data and ways to analyze and use outcome data for program improvement.

Working with Data Workshop Series: Comparison of State and Local Data

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Analyzing and Interpreting Child Outcomes Data
This is a series of narrated presentations with activities on using child outcomes data. The content and activities are based on a data workshop at the 2011 Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Working with Data Workshop Series: Checking Data for Stability and Completeness

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

This is the second in the series of data workshop activities. In this activity, we dig a little deeper into the quality of state data by reviewing statewide missing data and trend data across years in order to answer the following questions: Do we have enough data to trust the findings? Are the data stable?

Why Collect Outcomes Data? Activity

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

This activity provides background information for those new to outcomes measurement. Learners will:

  • understand the current requirements and the historical roots of federal accountability
  • understand the various purposes and uses of outcomes measurement

Why Collect Outcomes Data?

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

This session provides background information for those new to outcomes measurement. The session provides an understanding of the historical roots of federal accountability, the current requirements, and the various purposes and uses of outcomes measurement.

Understanding Young Children's Development

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

Illinois Early Intervention Training Program

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

These narrated modules were developed by training personnel in Illinois based on content developed by the University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The modules correspond to the three child outcome areas and are focused on identifying age-appropriate skills among children zero to three.

Understanding the Three Child Outcomes Activity

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

This section provides an in-depth description of the three child outcomes and the functional nature of the outcomes for the introductory learner. Learners will:

  • understand the development of the three child outcomes
  • understand the content of the three child outcomes
  • differentiate among the three child outcomes
  • differentiate between functional outcomes and discrete skills
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