Training Resource

Increasing the Quality of COSF Data

Type: 
Training Resource
Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

This training was conducted with 20-25 TA providers that work in the Texas Regional Service Centers in increasing the quality of the child outcomes data collected using the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF). Information and activities related to choosing formal assessment instruments that inform the COSF process, refresher training on the COSF, video and written activities related to reviewing the quality of completed COSFs. 

Developmental Trajectories: Getting to Progress Categories from COS Ratings

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2014
Abstract: 

This presentation provides an overview of how the ratings on the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) form translate to the OSEP progress categories and summary statements, using visual depictions of developmental trajectories between entry and exit. 

COSF Training Unit 4: Data Analysis

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO staff

Year: 
2009

COSF Training Unit 3: Quality Assurance

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO staff

Year: 
2009

COSF Training Unit 2: COSF Refresher

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO staff

Year: 
2009

COSF Refresher Training: Delaware

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. 

COS Process Quality Assurance Activity

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

This training provides guidance for checking the quality of the COS process. For intermediate or advanced learners, particularly those who supervise COS users or are otherwise responsible for assuring the quality of COS data. Learners will:

  • Understand key considerations related to accurately completing the COS process and form
  • Understand how to evaluate a team discussion for quality
  • Understand how to evaluate completed child outcomes summary forms for accuracy

Trainer and participant materials are listed on the webpage.

Child Outcomes: Step by Step Video

Type: 
Training Resource
Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

This video describes and illustrates the three child outcomes, offering a consistent way to describe the outcome areas across programs and states. It can be used for professional development and training, orienting families, and introducing the outcomes to policymakers or funders.

VIDEO

Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Refresher Activity

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Background on federal and state requirements; review of COS process. This training re-visits the reasons for collecting outcomes data, the three child outcomes, assessment, and the use of the COS form. For intermediate or advanced learners who need a general 'refresher.' Learners will:

  • understand the current requirements and the historical roots of federal accountability
  • understand the various purposes and uses of outcomes measurement
  • understand the content of the three child outcomes
  • differentiate among the three child outcomes
  • differentiate between the 7 points on the rating scale
  • differentiate among age-appropriate, immediate foundational, and foundational skills and behaviors

Trainer and participant materials are listed on the webpage.

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