Accountability

Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference (2014)

Type: 
ECO Conference
Year: 
2014
Abstract: 
The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), along with the IDEA Data Center (IDC) and the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center, hosted the national meeting Improving Data, Improving Outcomes in New Orleans, LA on September 8 - 10, 2014. The meeting combined issues related to the development or enhancement of Part C, Section 619, and/or coordinated early childhood data systems; improvement of data quality; and the measurement and use of child and family outcomes data in order to make data informed decisions. National frameworks and products and states' experiences and resources for improving data systems and systems of services were highlighted.

Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference (2016)

Type: 
ECO Conference
Year: 
2016
Abstract: 
Who is sponsoring the meeting? The 2016 Conference on Improving Data, Improving Outcomes was sponsored by The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), in collaboration with the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center, the IDEA Data Center (IDC), and the National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) in New Orleans, LA on August 15-17 , 2016; with preconference activities beginning August 13. The meeting combined issues related to the development or enhancement of Part C, Section 619, and/or coordinated early childhood data systems; improvement of data quality; and the measurement and use of child and family outcomes data in order to make data informed decisions. National frameworks and products and states' experiences and resources for improving data systems and systems of services were highlighted.

NAEYC Position Statement on Curriculum, Assessment, and Program Evaluation

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education (NAECS/SDE)
Year: 
2003
Abstract: 
A joint position statement on building an effective, accountable system in programs for children birth through 8.

Practices, Outcomes, and Accountability: Improving Child Development by Helping Families

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Rebecca Lieberman, Melissa Raspa, Christina Kasprzak and Cornelia Taylor

Year: 
2014
Abstract: 

Practice driven research, research driven policy, policy driven accountability: Does accountability still link to practices?

Presented at the Conference for Research Innovations in Early Intervention (CRIEI); San Diego CA February 20-22, 2014

Use of Data for Monitoring Part C and B 619

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Krista Scott (DC 619 Coordinator), Bruce Bull (DaSy), Debbie Cate (ECTA, NCELN)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. How do we update and align monitoring processes to be data-driven, maintain general supervision responsibilities, monitor for compliance AND results, support local and state level improvement/TA efforts, balance the load against existing resources (AND maintain sanity)? Particpants came ready to study, share, scrutinize, strategize, and select some solutions to use in their state. This was a facilitated discussion format.

The Early Childhood Workforce Data Landscape

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Mary Beth Bruder (ECPC, DaSy), Denise Mauzy (DaSy, ELCTA), Carlise King (ECDC)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session provided information about the importance of comprehensive workforce data collection and an overview of the primary sources of data at the state and regional level, including Part C, Section B 619, early childhood and trainer workforce registries, state teacher certification systems, and others. Additionally, presenters discussed how data standards (state and national) and tools (e.g., CEDS, INQUIRE) can be used to help facilitate conversations about data linkages and reporting.

Data Governance: The Foundation for an Effective Early Childhood Data System

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

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

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. As states are moving toward the development of Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems, there is an increased need for data governance, but from a different approach. Instead of data governance administered within a single state agency to define when data are collected, how they are collected and how they are edited and validated, the focus shifts to the business rules around integrating the data from multiple agencies into a seamless early childhood model.

Developing a Framework to Build High Quality Part C and Section 619 Systems

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Anne Lucas (ECTA, WRRC), Christina Kasprzak (ECTA, ECO, DaSy), Katy McCullough (ECTA, MSRRC)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Does my state have a high quality system? How would I know? And what steps would we take to improve the system? In this session, participants learned about the system framework the ECTA Center is developing to support states in analyzing the capacity of their current Part C and Section 619 systems and building overall quality systems that support implementation of effective practices and ultimately child and family outcomes.

More than Referral: Linkages between Early Intervention and Child Welfare Data and Improved Child Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Taletha Derrington (DaSy), Bruce Sheppard (EI/ECSCE Specialist), Ardith Ferguson (CO Part C Coordinator), Christy Scott, Kenneth Smith

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Ten years ago states were federally mandated to develop referral policies for maltreated children. Although the mandate focuses on referral, the intent was to improve these children's outcomes. This interactive session presented implementation issues and their implications for state IDEA data systems. Panelists from three states described their states' linkages and discussed how implementation issues have been addressed and how linkages have been (or could be) used to improve child outcomes.

Investing in High Quality Early Learning Opportunities for ALL Children

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Libby Doggett (Office of Early Learning, U.S. Department of Education), Michael Yudin (OSEP), Christina Kasprzak (ECTA, DaSy, EC

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference.

Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Michael Yudin, discussed OSEP's early childhood investments and the integration of IDEA Part C/619 throughout the Administration's vision to strengthen state efforts to raise the bar across early learning programs and to close the school readiness gap for all young children with disabilities.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning, Libby Doggett, discussed the President's proposed Preschool for All, a new Early Head Start-child care initiative, and significant increases in funding for home visiting.

Co-Director of the ECTA Center and staff on the ECO Center, Christina Kasprzak, presented the national picture of Part C and Section 619 programs' 2011-12 child and family outcomes data and discuss trends over the last several years related to the quality of state data and the progress children are making while in early intervention and preschool special education.

All presenters discussed the important role data and accountability will play in maintaining and growing these important investments in early learning programs to improve outcomes for all infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children.

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