APR/SPP/Federal Reporting

What Do IDEA and FERPA Tell Us About Early Childhood Data Sharing?

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Jessica Spataro (OSERS/US ED), Kala Surprenant (OGC/US ED), Dale King/ Frank Miller (Family Policy Compliance Office/US ED), Baron Rodriguez (DaSy, SLDS, PTAC), Jennifer Tschantz (DaSy)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session was designed to help States focus on new developments in the IDEA Part C and FERPA requirements regarding data sharing and confidentiality. The session included highlights of the 2011 IDEA Part C regulations, the 2012 FERPA regulation on audit/evaluation exception, the 2013 Uninterrupted Scholars Act, and other developments. There was also time for discussion and questions from participants.

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.

Incorporating EC Data into Your Longitudinal Data System: Why Does It Matter to Part C and 619?

Author/Presenter: 

Tiffany Smith (KS 619 Coordinator), Lori McReynolds (KS EC Data Coordinator), Brian Morrison (MD Part C Coordinator), Phil Koshkin (MD ECIDS), Missy Cochenour (DaSy, SLDS, CEDS), Amy Nicholas (DaSy)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. The objective of this session was to provide basic information about the differences between the ECIDS and the SLDS. Panelists discussed how states are working to incorporate EC data into the SLDS with state and national examples and the unique challenges and benefits to ECIDS of Part C and B involvement. Discussion focused on why it matters to specific programs like, Part C and 619.

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.

Privacy and Confidentiality: TA Resources

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Jennifer Tschantz (DaSy ), Baron Rodriguez (DaSy, SLDS, PTAC )

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session provided an overview of relevant resources for Privacy and Confidentiality for Part C and 619 programs as they integrate data systems.

Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted: A Continuing Conversation on Collecting and Using Indicator B6 Educational Environments Data

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Debbie Cate (ECTA, NCELN), Kimberly Mitchell (OSEP), Mary Peters (DaSy, ECTA)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. To make data-informed decisions we need data sources that are individually meaningful, useful for mandated reporting, and coordinated with other data sources. This session focused on Educational Environments data for preschool aged children and Indicator B6 APR reporting. Participants had an opportunity to discuss data collection methods, related strengths, challenges, and strategies for how these data can be used to improve service delivery to children and families.

The DaSy Chain: Early Learning Standards Data Linkages

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Verna Thompson (DE 619 Coordinator), Mary Anketell (PA EI TA), Jim Lesko (ELCTA), Judy Swett (ECTA, PACER), Grace Kelley (SERRC), Mary Peters (DaSy, ECTA), Cindy Ramagos (LA 619 Coordinator)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Participants were involved in a moderated conversation featuring national, state, and family perspectives, with an emphasis on the process states have used in cross-walking federal reporting requirements across early childhood agencies (e.g., Head Start reporting framework, child care, and OSEP three child outcomes). Participants shared  what they are doing, explored what is needed, and discovered how to better connect early learning standards with other work in their state.

Using SPP/APR Data for Program Improvement

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Presented by Ann Bailey and Jeanna Mullins (RRCP)

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

This first call in the Using Data Call Series, held February 22, 2011, featured two tools for using data: Thinking through Improvement (IT Kit), an improvement planning process developed by the North Central Regional Resource Center, which provides information and activities on prioritizing areas for improvement, setting targets, selecting activities, evaluating process and impact, and reporting progress; and the Evaluating SPP/APR Improvement Activities resource document which provides guidance on the review and refinement of existing SPP/APR improvement activities and selection of new activities, with an emphasis on steps to consider when designing an evaluation plan.

Using Family Survey Data for Program Improvement

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Don Bailey, Jim Henson, Pam Rouch, Melissa Raspa, and Maureen Sullivan

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

This is an encore presentation from the June, 2009 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes conference. This session shares guidance materials and offers suggestions for analyzing and using family survey data collected with a variety of different approaches for program improvement. Presenters from West Virginia and Vermont will highlight how they have begun using family survey data for program improvement, discuss lessons learned, and offer suggestions for addressing the challenges they have encountered.

Updating SPP Indicators

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler, ECO at SRI and Lynne Kahn, ECO at FPG/UNC

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

Because states will set targets for the child outcomes indicator in 2010, the ECO Center has developed new guidance for how states might organize their child outcomes indicator. This call presented ECO's suggestions for setting targets for indicators C3 and B7. 

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