APR/SPP/Federal Reporting

Analysis Steps the Early Childhood Outcomes Center Used to Generate National Numbers for Categories A-E and the Summary Statements and Results

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

Lynne Kahn

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

This paper presents background on the methodologies and processes used in determining the national results reported annually.

Accountability for Services for Young Children with Disabilities and the Assessment of Meaningful Outcomes: The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

Hebbeler, K. & Rooney, R. (2009). Accountability for services for young children with disabilities and the assessment of meaningful outcomes: The role of the speech-language pathologist. Language, Speech, and Hearing in Schools, 40, 446- 456.

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

This article describes the federal accountability requirements related to young children with disabilities and the contribution of the speech-language pathologist (SLP) to provide these data through the use of authentic, functional assessments. The article summarizes recent state and federal developments related to assessment for accountability and draws on the recommendations of national organizations to underscore the importance of high-quality assessment for guiding practice and for documenting child outcomes for accountability. The widespread use of recommended practices for assessment will provide children, families, and practitioners, including SLPs, with the highest quality assessment information while providing states and the federal government with much-needed valid data on child outcomes for accountability purposes.

Issues in Using Assessments in Accountability Systems for Young Children with Disabilities

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler, ECO at SRI 

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the OSEP Think Tank on Assessment. The ECO Center provided an overview of the changes in the federal reporting requirements for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities, and discussed ways in which assessments can be used to provide meaningful, valid, and reliable information about children for federal reporting.

Issues and Strategies for Measuring Outcomes for Children with Speech-Only Eligibility

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Larry Edelman (JFK Partners CO), Jim Lesko (DE 619), Sharon Ringwalt (NECTAC), and Patricia Salcedo (CA 619(

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Two states shared their experiences as they faced issues around collecting and reporting child outcomes data for children with "Speech- Only" eligibility.

Identifying and Promoting Family Outcomes at the Local Level

Type: 
Conference Session
Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2008 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

In this session, presenters representing three states (Illinois, Texas, and New York) shared different ways in which constructs and instruments developed to meet the OSEP reporting requirements on family outcomes can be used for program improvement at the local level.

From Print Shop to Print: Moving from Building a Longitudinal Data System to Reporting Your Data

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Elizabeth Laird and Nick Ortiz

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2009 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

This session provided an overview of the Data Quality Campaign's experiences with longitudinal data and implications in shaping work in early childhood. A powerful approach to reporting/presenting longitudinal child outcomes data was illustrated by one state. Embedded in the presentations were strategies to communicate and promote use of longitudinal data for effective decision making.

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Communicating Effectively with the Media and Public about Child Outcomes Data

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Liz Snyder and Donna Spiker

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2009 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

As the OSEP-reported child outcomes data are reported and made public, many of us will be called upon to communicate with the media and the public about what these data are, why they are being collected, and what they mean. In this workshop, strategies and approaches for crafting messages about the child outcomes reporting and the child outcomes summary statements were presented and discussed. Several hands-on activities allowed participants to (a) anticipate quesitons they may receive and (b) prepare a media release about the child outcomes data and what they mean about the EI and ECSE programs serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities.

Experiences and Lessons Learned Using Publishers' Online Assessment Systems for OSEP Reporting

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Barb Jackson and Jan Thelan (NE Birth-5) and Ruth Littlefield (NH 619)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

The focus of this session was on sharing the experiences and lessons learned from two states gathering child outcomes data for OSEP reporting using publishers' online assessment systems.

Evaluation 2007: Evaluation and Learning

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler, ECO at SRI International; Christina Kasprzak and Lynne Kahn, ECO at FPG/UNC

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 American Evaluation Association (AEA) Annual Conference. Provided the history behind the child and family outcome requirements, illustrated state trends in approaches to measuring child and family outcomes for OSEP reporting, and presented how child and family outcome data can be used for program improvement at the state, regional, and child level. Benefits, challenges, and next steps were discussed.

Connecting the Three OSEP Family Outcomes with IFSP Outcomes and Local Practices

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Connie Hawkins (Region 2 PTAC at ECAC NC), Christina Kasprzak (NECTAC and ECO Center at UNC/FPG), and Annette McClure (NC Parent)

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2010 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

So, you have analyzed your family survey data-€“ what'€™s next? In this session, presenters discussed the importance of using family outcomes data to inform state/local program improvement and the connections between the services and supports families receive and the global outcomes reported for accountability purposes. Information was provided on steps to customize improvement activities to address specific issues and challenges. Family perspectives were shared with regard to the OSEP family outcomes as well as how Part C services can better empower families and improve family outcomes.

Syndicate content