Child Outcomes Summary Process/COSF

Maryland: COS Training for Part C Providers Training

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

ECO staff collaborated with staff from the Maryland State Department of Education and Johns Hopkins University's Center for Technology in Education to provide COS training to Maryland Part C providers in November 2011. The training was organized by tracks- Track 1 content was intended for new users of the COS process, while Track 2 was designed for advanced users and trainers throughout the state.

Texas: Integrating Child Outcomes Measurement into the IEP Process Training

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

This training was conducted with 20-25 TA providers that work in the Texas Regional Service Centers on the topic of integrating the child outcomes summary process into the IEP process and on involving families more in both the COS process and the IEP process. Information and activities related to integrating child outcomes measurement into the IEP process, communication strategies to build collaboration, involving families in the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) discussion, and involving families in the IEP process.

Texas: Analyzing and Using Child Outcomes Data Training

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

This training was conducted with 25-30 TA providers that work in the Texas Regional Service Centers on the topic of analyzing and using child outcomes data collected using the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF). Information and activities related to reviewing and interpreting data, pattern checking, and communicating with various audiences about the data.

Texas: Increasing the Quality of Child Outcomes Data Training

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

This training was conducted with 20-25 TA providers that work in the Texas Regional Service Centers on the topic of increasing the quality of child outcomes data collected using the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF). Information and activities related to reviewing and interpreting data, pattern checking, and communicating with various audiences about the data.

Delaware: COSF Refresher Training

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

ECO staff conducted a one-day 'COSF Refresher' training with Part C and 619 (preschool) staff in Delaware on March 10, 2010. Topics included the history and background of the child outcomes measurement requirement, understanding the 7-point COSF scale, immediate foundational skills, and recommended practices for the COSF process.

North Carolina: Child Outcomes Measurement Training

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

Under the NC General Supervision Enhancement Grant, ECO staff developed four modules to address child outcomes measurement. A needs assessment completed by local Part C administrators identified the need for professional development in these areas --professional development for new staff, COSF refresher training, quality assurance, and data analysis. The four modules address each of these topics in turn.

Illinois: Got Data? A Workshop on Early Childhood Outcomes

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

This two-day training provided a review of child outcomes measurement and data collection using the COSF. The training also introduced strategies for assuring the quality of COSF data and ways to analyze and use outcome data for program improvement.

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.

The Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Competency Check

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Naomi Younggren (DoD EDIS Program), Amy Nicholas (DaSy), Siobhan Colgan (DaSy, ECO), Kathi Gillaspy (DaSy, ECO, ECTA )

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session highlighted the ECO Center's new COS Competency Check product. This resource offers a structured way to ensure staff completing the COS process have the basic knowledge and skills needed. Presenters demonstrated the resources developed and shared how the information may be accessed once it is complete. There was an opportunity to provide feedback on the use of the materials and how to support states' use of the resources.

TA Cadre and Training Consortium Learning Communities

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Mary Beth Bruder (ECO/ University of CT), Maureen Whelan (RI), Lisa Backer (MN), and Naomi Younggren (Department of Defense)

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

A variety of training materials were shared on topics related to child outcomes measurement. These materials, along with other COSF materials, are also listed on ECO's State-developed COSF materials page.

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