Data Analysis

Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference (2014)

Type: 
ECO Conference
Year: 
2014
Abstract: 
The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), along with the IDEA Data Center (IDC) and the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center, hosted the national meeting Improving Data, Improving Outcomes in New Orleans, LA on September 8 - 10, 2014. The meeting combined issues related to the development or enhancement of Part C, Section 619, and/or coordinated early childhood data systems; improvement of data quality; and the measurement and use of child and family outcomes data in order to make data informed decisions. National frameworks and products and states' experiences and resources for improving data systems and systems of services were highlighted.

Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference (2016)

Type: 
ECO Conference
Year: 
2016
Abstract: 
Who is sponsoring the meeting? The 2016 Conference on Improving Data, Improving Outcomes was sponsored by The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), in collaboration with the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center, the IDEA Data Center (IDC), and the National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) in New Orleans, LA on August 15-17 , 2016; with preconference activities beginning August 13. The meeting combined issues related to the development or enhancement of Part C, Section 619, and/or coordinated early childhood data systems; improvement of data quality; and the measurement and use of child and family outcomes data in order to make data informed decisions. National frameworks and products and states' experiences and resources for improving data systems and systems of services were highlighted.

National Child Outcomes Data Webinar 2013-14

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 
ECTA Outcomes Team
Year: 
2014
Abstract: 
Outcomes staff presented findings from the latest national data, including data quality issues with the child outcomes data, completeness of data issues, state to state variation, and what the data looks like over time.

Data, Now What? Skills for Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 
Christina Kasprzak, Kathleen Hebbeler, and Abby Winer
Year: 
2014
Abstract: 
Presented at the 2014 DEC Conference

Encore Presentation: Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Tools and Strategies for Using Child Outcomes Data for Program Improvement

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 
ECTA Staff
Year: 
2014
Abstract: 
The ECTA Center hosted an encore presentation of this popular session from the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. How can programs use outcomes data to change systems and practices? On this webinar, presenters reviewed key tools designed by the Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) Center to help state and local programs analyze, interpret, and use outcomes data. Ruth Chvojicek from Wisconsin shared how their state TA has focused on using their child outcomes data to help local programs improve the quality of their data and change practices.

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.

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.

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
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