Child Outcomes

Expanding the National Tool Box for Measuring Part C Participation Rates: Feasibility and Utility of the Birth Cohort Methodology

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Donna Noyes (ITCA, NY Part C Coordinator), Maureen Greer (ITCA, Emerald Consulting, DaSy ), Lynne MacLeod (ITCA, UT Part C Data Manager)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Part C single-day and cumulative child counts, as specified in Section 618 of the IDEA, do not provide a complete picture of the number of children birth through age two who are referred to, evaluated for, and receive early intervention services. The Infant and Toddler Coordinators (ITCA) Data Committee presented progress in its examination of the viability of using a birth cohort methodology as another measure of Part C participation and solicited feedback from attendees.

Incorporating EC Data into Your Longitudinal Data System: Why Does It Matter to Part C and 619?

Author/Presenter: 

Tiffany Smith (KS 619 Coordinator), Lori McReynolds (KS EC Data Coordinator), Brian Morrison (MD Part C Coordinator), Phil Koshkin (MD ECIDS), Missy Cochenour (DaSy, SLDS, CEDS), Amy Nicholas (DaSy)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. The objective of this session was to provide basic information about the differences between the ECIDS and the SLDS. Panelists discussed how states are working to incorporate EC data into the SLDS with state and national examples and the unique challenges and benefits to ECIDS of Part C and B involvement. Discussion focused on why it matters to specific programs like, Part C and 619.

How Can Partnerships with Higher Education Help Your State Agency Use Early Childhood Data for Decision-Making?

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Rob Fischer ( Ohio Education Research Center)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. States face many challenges in using existing data to inform action, but the potential pay-off is great. Successful collaborations in Ohio illustrate the value of partnering with universities in bringing together state and local data to answer key policy questions and inform programming. Drawing on experience with early childhood data in Cleveland, this session laid out the opportunities and challenges for states in pushing for more effective use of integrated data on young children.

Investing in High Quality Early Learning Opportunities for ALL Children

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Libby Doggett (Office of Early Learning, U.S. Department of Education), Michael Yudin (OSEP), Christina Kasprzak (ECTA, DaSy, EC

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference.

Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Michael Yudin, discussed OSEP's early childhood investments and the integration of IDEA Part C/619 throughout the Administration's vision to strengthen state efforts to raise the bar across early learning programs and to close the school readiness gap for all young children with disabilities.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning, Libby Doggett, discussed the President's proposed Preschool for All, a new Early Head Start-child care initiative, and significant increases in funding for home visiting.

Co-Director of the ECTA Center and staff on the ECO Center, Christina Kasprzak, presented the national picture of Part C and Section 619 programs' 2011-12 child and family outcomes data and discuss trends over the last several years related to the quality of state data and the progress children are making while in early intervention and preschool special education.

All presenters discussed the important role data and accountability will play in maintaining and growing these important investments in early learning programs to improve outcomes for all infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children.

Creating a Culture of Data: Focus on People

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Elizabeth Dabney (Data Quality Campaign), Debbie Cate (ECTA, NCELN), Joy Markowitz (DaSy)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session provided an overview of the Data Quality Campaign's 2012 document, "Focus on People to Change Data Culture," that presents national trends in states' progress on building and using state longitudinal data systems to improve outcomes for children and families. There was a facilitated discussion about how states can engage early childhood providers and parents in valuing and using high quality data.

Planful Changes: Using Self-Assessments to Improve Child and Family Outcome Measurement Systems

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lauren Barton (DaSy, ECO), Melissa Raspa (ECO)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Developed by the ECO Center and several partner states, two self-assessments provide frameworks for states to examine and improve their systems for measuring child outcomes and family outcomes and experiences. The session described the self-assessments and how states are using them for planning and systems improvement. The session targeted those who are not familiar with the frameworks, but all were welcome to learn about the content and uses of these resources.

Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted: A Continuing Conversation on Collecting and Using Indicator B6 Educational Environments Data

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Debbie Cate (ECTA, NCELN), Kimberly Mitchell (OSEP), Mary Peters (DaSy, ECTA)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. To make data-informed decisions we need data sources that are individually meaningful, useful for mandated reporting, and coordinated with other data sources. This session focused on Educational Environments data for preschool aged children and Indicator B6 APR reporting. Participants had an opportunity to discuss data collection methods, related strengths, challenges, and strategies for how these data can be used to improve service delivery to children and families.

Innovations in Training and Technical Assistance for the Child Outcomes Measurement Process

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Grace Kelley (SERRC), Lisa Wasacz (MI 619 Coordinator), Pam Miller (MD Quality Assurance Specialist), Shannon Dunstan (ID 619 Coordinator), Megan Vinh (WRRC), Kathy Gillaspy (DaSy, ECO, ECTA)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session explored new and innovative methods for training and TA on child and family outcomes and related topics. Presenters demonstrated new products and discussed with participants how, why, and when to use them for maximum effect. Interactive activities helped participants experience the products' intended use. Information on how training on child and family outcomes fits with the bigger professional development system in their states was explored.

Incorporating IDEA Birth-Five in QRIS Systms: Promising Practices and Lessons Learned

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Shelley deFosset (ELCTA), Verna Thompson (DE 619 Coordinator), Andy Gomm (NM Part C Coordinator)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session provided background information about TQRIS and an overview of key points for consideration when developing quality indicators and strategies for Part B 619 and Part C services, including home visiting programs in state QRIS systems. Additionally, the session featured panelists from Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge states who are working on different approaches for integrating and measuring these standards.

The DaSy Chain: Early Learning Standards Data Linkages

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Verna Thompson (DE 619 Coordinator), Mary Anketell (PA EI TA), Jim Lesko (ELCTA), Judy Swett (ECTA, PACER), Grace Kelley (SERRC), Mary Peters (DaSy, ECTA), Cindy Ramagos (LA 619 Coordinator)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Participants were involved in a moderated conversation featuring national, state, and family perspectives, with an emphasis on the process states have used in cross-walking federal reporting requirements across early childhood agencies (e.g., Head Start reporting framework, child care, and OSEP three child outcomes). Participants shared  what they are doing, explored what is needed, and discovered how to better connect early learning standards with other work in their state.

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