Communicating Results

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.

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.

Public Reporting of Local Child Outcomes Data

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Robin Rooney, ECO at FPG 

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

This webinar addressed issues related to local reporting of child outcomes data. Topics included the federal reporting requirements, comparing local and state data, and interpreting and presenting local data to the public. Results from participant polls and notes from the discussion are also included. 

Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Refresher Activity

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Background on federal and state requirements; review of COS process. This training re-visits the reasons for collecting outcomes data, the three child outcomes, assessment, and the use of the COS form. For intermediate or advanced learners who need a general 'refresher.' Learners will:

  • understand the current requirements and the historical roots of federal accountability
  • understand the various purposes and uses of outcomes measurement
  • understand the content of the three child outcomes
  • differentiate among the three child outcomes
  • differentiate between the 7 points on the rating scale
  • differentiate among age-appropriate, immediate foundational, and foundational skills and behaviors

Trainer and participant materials are listed on the webpage.

National-State Summary Statements Graphing Template

Type: 
ECO Tools
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

The ECO Center has devised a Microsoft Excel template that allows states to take their OSEP summary statements for the three child outcomes and compare them to the national estimates described in the national summary document. After entering state summary statement data into the worksheet, users can copy and paste the graphs into other files such as presentations and reports. 

National-State Family Data (Indicator C4) Graphing Template

Type: 
ECO Tools
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2017
Abstract: 

This Microsoft Excel template allows states to take their OSEP C4 data (Family Outcomes) and compare their state data to the national data in the three sub-indicator areas. After entering your state's family data into the worksheet, the graphs can be copied and pasted into presentations, reports, and other files.

Outcomes Data: Sharing What Matters

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Mary Anketell (PA Birth-5), Ann E. Bailey (NCRRC), Jen S. Huisken LaPointe (NCRRC), and Mary Hunt (MN Birth-5)

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2008 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

This session highlighted recommended practices for sharing outcomes information, including data, with a variety of stakeholders. Two states, Minnesota and Pennsylvania, shared specific examples of their outcomes reporting process, including web-based strategies.

Issues and Strategies for Including Families in the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) Process

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lisa Balivet (AK Part C) and Jan Skoby (NH Part C)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Two states shared information about how families were involved in the development of their child outcomes measurement systems. Each shared strategies they have used to inform and include families in the process of collecting data using the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) process, as well as what they have learned so far from feedback and data about involving families in the process.

How to Explain the Numbers: Helping Staff, Parents, and Other Stakeholders Understand the Results of the NCSEAM Surveys for Part C (Indicator C4) and 619 (Indicator B8)

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Batya Elbaum (NCSEAM) and Pamela Roush

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 OSEP National Early Childhood Conference. This presentation discussed how making good use of data requires a common understanding of what the data mean. It also provided participants with strategies for explaining the measures and percentages that come from the NCSEAM rating scales addressing Indicators C4 and B8.

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