Child Assessment

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.

A Family Guide to Participating in the Child Outcomes Measurement Process

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

The PACER Center and ECTA Staff

Year: 
2014
Abstract: 

Co-authored by the PACER Center and ECTA Staff, this paper explains the three child outcomes and gives information on how and why parents, guardians, and families can contribute to their child's early intervention experience.

Small Group COS Practice Activity

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Participants work in small groups. One individual in the group shares information about a child with whom s/he works. The group discusses the child's functioning in the three outcome areas and together they decide on COS ratings.

Demonstration of COS Team Discussion Activity

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

The trainer guides this large group activity, in which a participant or group of participants share information about a child's skills and behaviors related to each of the three outcome areas. With trainer facilitation, the large group determines an appropriate rating using the Child Outcome Summary 7-point scale and the Decision Tree. In preparation for this activity participants are asked to bring assessment information about a child to present to the large group.

Review of Crosswalks Activity

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Trainer describes the purpose of the crosswalks and then reviews one or more commonly used assessment tool(s).

The K-12 Reform Agenda: Challenges and Opportunities for Early Childhood Education

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Amanda Szekely (NGA), Albert Wat (NGA), Donna Spiker (DaSy, ECO)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Recent state education reforms (e.g., Common Core, teacher evaluation, assessments) can challenge research-based early learning practices and policies. They also represent opportunities for early childhood and K-12 stakeholders to collaborate to improve policies and programs for young children from birth-3rd grade. National Governors Association staff shared how they are doing this with states, focusing on learning standards, educator effectiveness, and child assessments. Participants also discussed how special education perspectives can inform this work.

Validity of the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process: Updates from the ENHANCE Project

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lauren Barton (DaSy, ECO), Cornelia Taylor (DaSy, ECO), Donna Spiker (DaSy, ECO)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Find out the latest about the validity and reliability of ratings using the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process from the ENHANCE project. Examine preliminary findings from the child assessments study and consider implications for relationships between COS ratings and scores on other assessments. Updates from other ENHANCE studies, lessons learned from work with local programs, and ideas about activities individual states can undertake to examine the validity and reliability of COS data were also discussed.

2013 CEELO Roundtable: Using Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning for Young Children Birth-3rd Grade

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathleen Hebbeler

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented by Kathleen Hebbeler at the 2013 Roundtable in  San Francisco, CA.

Formative Assessment: So What Happens Next?

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathleen Hebbeler

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 NAECS-SDE Annual Meeting, in San Francisco, CA. The meeting's focus was "Developmentally Appropriate Practice in the Age of Race to the Top."

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