Child Outcomes

NAEYC Position Statement on Curriculum, Assessment, and Program Evaluation

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education (NAECS/SDE)
Year: 
2003
Abstract: 
A joint position statement on building an effective, accountable system in programs for children birth through 8.

COS Process Online Module: Collecting & Using Data to Improve Programs

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 
Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center Staff and The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy) staff
Year: 
2015
Abstract: 
This online learning module from ECTA Center and DaSy provides key information about the COS process, and the practices that contribute to consistent and meaningful COS decision-making. Over the course of multiple sessions, participants will learn about:
  • why child outcomes data are collected;
  • the key features of the COS process;
  • the essential knowledge needed to complete the COS process;
  • how the three child outcomes are measured through the process;
  • how to identify accurate COS ratings using a team-based process;
  • the importance of comparing children’s current functional performance to age-expected functioning;
  • when and how to measure progress in the three child outcome areas; and
  • how to document ratings and evidence to support those ratings in COS documentation.
Sessions currently available include:
  • Session 1: So What's This All About?
  • Session 2: Overview of the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process
  • Session 3: Essential Knowledge for Completing the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process
  • Session 4: The 7-Point Scale
  • Session 5: Determining a Rating
  • Session 6: Good Teaming, Good Decisions
  • Session 7: Documenting the COS Rating
  • First posted May, 2015. Updated as new sessions completed.

AOTA Pediatric Virtual Chat on Early Childhood Outcomes

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), with speakers from ECTA, South Carolina Part C, and University of Illinois at Chicago.
Year: 
2015
Abstract: 
ECTA Center Director Christina Kasprzak and Anne Lucas were featured in a podcast for AOTA members in June about measuring and reporting child outcomes and specifically how occupational therapists (and others) can be involved in the child outcomes measurement process.

National Child Outcomes Data 2012-2013 Webinar

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 
ECTA Outcomes Staff
Year: 
2014
Abstract: 
This webinar reviews the latest national data, talks about some of the data quality issues with the child outcomes data, and delves into the completeness of data issues, state to state variation and what the data looks like over time.

High Quality Child Outcomes Data in Early Childhood: More Important Than Ever

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 
Kathy Hebbeler, Lynne Kahn, and Christina Kasprzak
Year: 
2014
Abstract: 
Presented at the OSEP Project Directors' Meeting in Washington, DC, in July 2014. This presentation includes an overview of the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) and the role that data plays in its implementation, as well as a look at the national child outcomes data for 2012-13.

State Child Outcomes Data Quality Profiles Webinar

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Outcomes Team

Year: 
2014
Abstract: 

Hosted by the ECTA Center Outcomes Team, this webinar presented a new resource for states to understand their child outcomes data. The state child outcomes data quality profiles include an individualized analysis of a state's data compared to national data, trends over time within the state, and data quality criteria including out of range progress categories and missing data. Participants walked  through the charts and graphs included in the report and had the opportunity to talk with TA providers.

Practices, Outcomes, and Accountability: Improving Child Development by Helping Families

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Rebecca Lieberman, Melissa Raspa, Christina Kasprzak and Cornelia Taylor

Year: 
2014
Abstract: 

Practice driven research, research driven policy, policy driven accountability: Does accountability still link to practices?

Presented at the Conference for Research Innovations in Early Intervention (CRIEI); San Diego CA February 20-22, 2014

Success at an Early Age: Improving Outcomes for Young Children with Disabilities

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler, ECO at SRI

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Why do we care about early childhood outcomes? This presentation to local special education leaders reviews the research base for the interplay between poverty and disability in young children and discusses why providing high quality services early in children’s lives is needed to change trajectories. What we know about child outcomes for young children with disabilities including the national data reported by states is summarized. The presentation closes with recommendations for local leaders.

SSIP Child Outcomes Broad Data Analysis Template

Type: 
ECO Tools
Author/Presenter: 

Outcomes Team

Year: 
2014
Abstract: 

The purpose of broad data analysis is to look at how children in the state are performing relative to national data, across years, within the state and by comparisons across programs within the state.This template has been developed to assist Part C and Section 619 in conducting an initial broad data analysis with data already currently being used for APR reporting.

Analysis Steps the Early Childhood Outcomes Center Used to Generate National Numbers for Categories A-E, Summary Statements and Results (FFY2012)

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

Abby Winer and Cornelia Taylor (ECO at SRI)

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

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

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