Data Analysis

The Role of Data in Improvement Planning

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Penny Geiger (FL Part C Coordinator), Mark Sharp (OK Part C Coordinator), Catherine Goodwin (TN Part C Monitoring Coordinator), Anne Lucas (ECTA, WRRC), Bruce Bull (DaSy)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. States are beginning to think about how they might address improvement planning as part of Results-Driven Accountability. IDEA Data Managers will play a key role in this process. Gathering, linking, disaggregating, and analyzing data; validating child, family, and student outcomes, and developing improvement activities are challenging even with a fully functional IDEA data system. In this session, particpants listened, discussed, and suggested ideas on using data for the improvement planning process.

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.

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.

Key Fiscal Tools and Indicators to Include in Early Childhood Data Collections

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Ron Benham (MA Part C Coordinator), Maureen Greer (ITCA, DaSy, Emerald Consulting), Jamie Kilpatrick (DaSy, Public Consulting Group)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session provided an overview on the types of finance data that states should be collecting for short-term planning and long-term projections as well as alternatives for collecting such finance data. The presenters detailed the importance of creating linkages between finance data to other service planning and service delivery data in order to answer increasingly more detailed accountability questions.

Essentials of Data-Based Action: Getting Data Out of Your Data System (so you can use it)

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Missy Cochenour (DaSy, SLDS, CEDS), Jeff Sellers (DaSy, SLDS)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session described the importance of using data to inform decision-making. Principles of data use were broken out into three main categories: planning for who the users are, creating the tools and reports for those users, and how to support the state's long-term data use needs.

Essentials of Data Operations: Getting Data into Your Data System (so you can use it)

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Baron Rodriguez (DaSy, SLDS, PTAC), Jim Campbell (DaSy, CEDS), Missy Cochenour (DaSy, SLDS, CEDS)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session was primarily about the operations of a data system, including defining data elements, data collection, linkages, and analysis. In other words, how to successfully get data into your data system. Other areas of focus included the advantages of interoperability, privacy and confidentiality considerations, and how all this works with early childhood programs and services.

Data Analysis to Guide Improvement of Child Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Cornelia Taylor (DaSy, ECO), Lynne Kahn (ECTA, DaSy, ECO), Taletha Derrington (DaSy)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This workshop provided hypothetical data for participants to review and discuss. The data exercise included examples of analyses that led to implications for improving data quality and guided decisions about strategies for program improvement.

Webinar for the Massachusetts Interagency Coordinating Council

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler (ECO at SRI)

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Kathy Hebbeler presented on "Embedding Child and Family Outcomes" to a retreat for the Massachusetts ICC. The presentation also included the national and Massachusetts data on child outcomes for 2010-11.

Using outcomes data for program improvement

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Presented by Kathy Hebbeler and Cornelia Taylor (ECO)

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

This third call in the Using Data Call Series, held April 12, 2011, described key concepts in using outcomes data for program improvement and highlighted TA materials developed by the Early Childhood Outcomes Center on how child outcomes data can be used at the state and local level to improve programs. The call also reviewed the sections of the ECO state self assessment that address using data for program improvement and showed how states and local programs can use the tool to chart their own progress toward data-based decision making.

Using Family Survey Data for Program Improvement

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Don Bailey, Jim Henson, Pam Rouch, Melissa Raspa, and Maureen Sullivan

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

This is an encore presentation from the June, 2009 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes conference. This session shares guidance materials and offers suggestions for analyzing and using family survey data collected with a variety of different approaches for program improvement. Presenters from West Virginia and Vermont will highlight how they have begun using family survey data for program improvement, discuss lessons learned, and offer suggestions for addressing the challenges they have encountered.

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