Data Collection

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

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Ruth Chvojicek (WI Statewide Child Outcomes Coordinator), Lisa Bartolone (WI School District Psychologist), Christina Kasprzak (ECTA, ECO, DaSy ), Lauren Barton (DaSy, ECO)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. How can programs use outcomes data to change systems and practices? Participants learned about ECO-developed tools designed to help state and local programs analyze, interpret, and use outcomes data. Wisconsin shared how TA has focused on using their child outcomes data to help local programs improve the quality of their data and change practices.

What's Up with ICD-10? Identifying the Impact on Your Program

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kim Wedel (TX Part C Coordinator), Robin Nelson (DaSy ), Maureen Greer (ITCA, DaSy, Emerald Consulting)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. What are the impacts of ICD-10 on early intervention and 619 programs, particularly with regard to eligibility and billing? What is the impact of the conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 on state data systems and on data analysis and reporting? Presenters discussed the anticipated changes, used examples to highlight potential impacts, and included a facilitated discussion to identify resources to assist programs to manage the necessary changes.

The Early Childhood Workforce Data Landscape

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Mary Beth Bruder (ECPC, DaSy), Denise Mauzy (DaSy, ELCTA), Carlise King (ECDC)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session provided information about the importance of comprehensive workforce data collection and an overview of the primary sources of data at the state and regional level, including Part C, Section B 619, early childhood and trainer workforce registries, state teacher certification systems, and others. Additionally, presenters discussed how data standards (state and national) and tools (e.g., CEDS, INQUIRE) can be used to help facilitate conversations about data linkages and reporting.

Data Governance: The Foundation for an Effective Early Childhood Data System

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

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

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. As states are moving toward the development of Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems, there is an increased need for data governance, but from a different approach. Instead of data governance administered within a single state agency to define when data are collected, how they are collected and how they are edited and validated, the focus shifts to the business rules around integrating the data from multiple agencies into a seamless early childhood model.

Family and Child Outcomes Data: Drill-Down and Linkages

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Siobhan Colgan (DaSy, ECO), Melissa Raspa (ECO ), Cornelia Taylor (DaSy, ECO)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Participants reviewed hypothetical state family outcomes data. We began the journey with indicators of data quality including outliers and low response rates. Next we rolled up our sleeves up and dug into the patterns in the family outcomes data, including looking at outcomes by region, race/ethnicity, and home language. Finally, we linked data to examine connections between family outcomes and child outcomes, and discussed implications of analyses for developing targeted data-based improvement activities.

What Did You Say? Communication with Families about Child and Family Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Siobhan Colgan (ECO, DaSy), Barb Jackson (ECO), Darla Gundler (Early Intervention Family Alliance - EIFA)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session offered participants an opportunity to learn about resources for communicating with families through multiple stages of their participation in Part C and 619 programs. Several resources were spotlighted, including a new ECO webpage and samples of family-produced digital stories. Discussion centered on resources needed to improve family participation in outcomes measurement, such as sharing child assessment and program data back with families, gathering meaningful family input, and more.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road from Part C to Part B 619: Road Blocks and Remedies for Linking and Using Data

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Mary Peters (DaSy, ECTA ), Debbie Cate (ECTA, NCELN)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Sharing data between programs, systems and agencies can be challenging! This session provided an update of states' Indicator C8 and B12 transition data for Part C and Part B619, including data collection methods, mechanisms and sharing processes. Participants had an opportunity to discuss data system strengths and challenges, as children follow the yellow brick transition road.

More than Referral: Linkages between Early Intervention and Child Welfare Data and Improved Child Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Taletha Derrington (DaSy), Bruce Sheppard (EI/ECSCE Specialist), Ardith Ferguson (CO Part C Coordinator), Christy Scott, Kenneth Smith

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Ten years ago states were federally mandated to develop referral policies for maltreated children. Although the mandate focuses on referral, the intent was to improve these children's outcomes. This interactive session presented implementation issues and their implications for state IDEA data systems. Panelists from three states described their states' linkages and discussed how implementation issues have been addressed and how linkages have been (or could be) used to improve 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.

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