Child Outcomes Summary Process/COSF

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.

Implementation Issues Activity

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Abstract: 

Small groups discuss the issues they have encountered while implementing the COS. Debrief as a large group, sharing implementation issues and possible strategies for addressing issues.

What are "Functional" Skills and Outcomes? Activity

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Measuring the three child outcomes requires an understanding of functional skills and behaviors. In this activity, participants review a list and determine whether the skills are 'functional' or 'isolated.' In a small group, participants discuss their choices, using the handout, 'What is a Functional Outcome?' as guidance.

Pop Quiz Activity

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Participants complete a short list of multiple choice questions related to one or more of the following content areas:

  • Why states collect outcomes data
  • Content of the three outcome areas
  • Assessing the three child outcomes
  • The 7-point COS scale
  • Looking at outcome data

Age Anchoring Activity- Tyler at 12 Months

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

The ability to accurately and effectively age anchor children's skills and abilities is critical to the application of the COS 7-point scale and accurate ratings of the child in the three outcome areas. In this activity, participants are asked to brainstorm age expected skills and behaviors for a 12 month old child. The video, "Tyler at 12 Months" is used in this activity to provide participants with the opportunity to observe a child and compare his development to age expected development.

Written Child Example- Kim at 17 and 35 Months Activity

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Through a sequence of activities, small groups read the Kim child example, discuss assessment information, and decide on COS ratings. Participants debrief as a large group, discussing the ratings and rationale, including the suggested ratings and rationale from the ECO Center, and team process.

COS to Federal Progress Categories Activity

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Individuals review sample COS entry and exit rating scores for several children and then determine which federal reporting category each child is reported in.

Arkansas: 2013 Data Summit Workshop

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

This training was conducted in June 2013 for early intervention and early childhood service providers at the 2013 Data Summit in Little Rock, Arkansas. Information in this workshop included components of the COS process as well as looking at and interpreting data.

Oklahoma Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education Programs Training

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

Christina Kasprzak, ECO/NECTAC, and Grace Kelly, SERRC

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

This training was conducted in December 2012 by Grace Kelly (SERRC) and Christina Kasprzak, NECTAC/ECO.

Iowa: Early Childhood Outcomes Workshop

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

This training was conducted in June 2012 for service providers that work in both the early intervention and early childhood special education programs in Iowa. Information and activities in the training related to the main components of the COS process (assessment, the 7-point scale, age anchoring and the decision tree) as well as offered opportunities to practice using the components to complete ratings on sample children. Additional information about ensuring a quality COS process and data reporting was included.

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