Data Analysis

Helping Local Administrators and Providers Analyze and Use Their Outcome Data

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Jane Atuk, Lisa Backer, Fauna Hubble, and Lisa Balivet

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2009 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

In this session, two states shared how they are preparing for local programs to use their child outcomes data to improve local Part C and 619 Services and results for children and families. Alaska shared how their data system is designed to assist local EI programs in reporting, understanding, and eventually using their data for program improvements. Minnesota shared their activities to support local leadership in conducting simple analyses for the purpose of pattern checking the quality of ECSE data.

Got Data? A Workshop on Early Childhood Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler, ECO at SRI International; Robin Rooney, ECO at FPG/UNC; and Christina Kasprzak, ECO at FPG/UNC

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Held in Edwardsville, IL and Chicago, IL. This two-day training provided a review of child outcomes measurement and data collection using the COSF. The training also introduced strategies for assuring the quality of COSF data and ways to analyze and use outcome data for program improvement.

Getting the Tools You Need for Data-Informed Program Improvement

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Cornelia Taylor and Kathy Hebbeler (ECO at SRI)

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

Held at the 2009 OSEP National Early Childhood Conference and hosted by the ECO Center, this data workshop focused on current issues and challenges related to analyzing child outcomes data and addressed data analysis for program improvement and included opportunities for hands-on data analysis by participants using data templates. Data templates were provided for states using the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) as well as for states using other assessments for outcomes reporting.

Data Workshop: Analyzing and Interpreting Outcomes Data (Pre-Conference Session)

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Ann Bailey, Kathy Hebbeler, Lynne Kahn, and Cornelia Taylor

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2011 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Participants reviewed hypothetical data analyses to practice using data to identify variables related to child and family outcomes. Hands on activities included group discussions of possible data interpretations and implications for improvement planning.

Data Analysis for Program Improvement

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler and Cornelia Taylor (ECO at SRI)

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2010 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

This session addressed data analysis for program improvement and include opportunities for hands-on data analysis by participants. Data templates were provided for States using the COSF as well as for States using other assessments for outcomes reporting.

Creating Connections: Strengthening Partnerships between Families and Providers

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler, ECO at SRI International

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Virginia Early Intervention Conference. This presentation reviewed the history and rationale related to the selection of child indicators, described what has been learned about implementing measurement systems, and discussed why child indicators are important for improving services to children and families. 

Creating a Culture of Using Data at the Local Level

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Erin Kinavey

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

In this session, Alaska Part C described their use of statewide analysis of patterns in their child outcomes data collected using the Child Outcomes Summary Form. They also described the process of building the capacity of their local programs to understand and use data.

Child Outcomes Data Pre-Meeting Workshop

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler and Donna Spiker, ECO at SRI

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 OSEP National Early Childhood Conference. The objective of these presentations and handouts was to help participants gain an understanding of how to examine the validity of state outcome data, how to interpret and use outcome data, and how to talk about early and future data with the media.

Are Your C4 Data Reflective of the Families You Serve?

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Sue Campbell (DE Part C), Jean Dauphinee (DAC), Rosanne Griff-Cabelli (DE Part C), Joy Markowitz (DAC), Alice Ridgway (CT Part C), and Wendy Whipple (NV Part C)

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2008 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Whether collecting data via sampling or census, reporting results from a representative group of families can be challenging. This session provided an overview of issues related to response rates and non-response bias. State presenters described how they collect and analyze C4 data including how their response groups represent their population of Part C families.

Analyzing Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) Data

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Charles Greenwood (ECO at KU), Margy Hornback (KS Birth-5), and Marybeth Wells (ID 619)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Presenters described how COSF data were analyzed in two states and share early findings. They discussed what the results may mean, in terms of validating the states'€™ data collection and reporting approach, as well as further questions to explore based on these first data analysis efforts.

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