Data Collection

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.

Making Your Data Life Easier: Using Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) Tools

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Missy Cochenour (DaSy, SLDS, CEDS), Haidee Bernstein (DaSy )

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This workshop combined general CEDS information with opportunities for hands-on learning. The workshop started with an overview that ensured that participants were knowledgeable in CEDS and how it can help early learning. It was followed by demonstrations and hands-on learning opportunities on two useful tools: Align and Connect. Presenters and resource people circulated and assisted users during the workshop.

Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted: A Continuing Conversation on Collecting and Using Indicator B6 Educational Environments Data

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Debbie Cate (ECTA, NCELN), Kimberly Mitchell (OSEP), Mary Peters (DaSy, ECTA)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. To make data-informed decisions we need data sources that are individually meaningful, useful for mandated reporting, and coordinated with other data sources. This session focused on Educational Environments data for preschool aged children and Indicator B6 APR reporting. Participants had an opportunity to discuss data collection methods, related strengths, challenges, and strategies for how these data can be used to improve service delivery to children and families.

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.

Why CEDS for Part C and 619: The Benefits of Using Common Education Data Standards

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Meredith Miceli (OSEP), Lisa Backer (MN ECSE Supervisor, C Data Manager), Suzanne Raber (DaSy)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. How can CEDS support state agencies responsible for early intervention and preschool special education programs and their data? This session helped participants understand the benefits of using common data elements and definitions in their early childhood data systems. Tools developed by the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) initiative were demonstrated to illustrate the power of shared data dictionaries, shared evaluation and research questions, and shared analytic strategies to answer important program and policy questions.

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.

What's New? Child Outcomes Training and TA Materials

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Ted Burke and Phoebe Rinkel

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

This encore presentation from the 2011 Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes Conference featured child development modules from Illinois, and resources on the Kansas Inservice Training System.

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.

Trends in the Child Outcomes Data

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

ECO and NECTAC

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

This call was hosted by ECO and NECTAC to share observations regarding trends in the child outcomes data. The call addressed these questions: what patterns were in the state-reported progress data (Indicators C3 and B7)? What were some signs of possible data concerns? What can states look for to see how their data compares to national trends? 

TA Cadre Call

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

This call featured Ohio-619's work with the ECO Center on child outcomes data analysis, in which they used the data collection section of the Child Outcomes Self-Assessment Tool to develop a plan for improving quality in order to use the data for program improvement. Another resource, shared by the Kansas Inservice Training System (KITS), was a 'drill down' guide for understanding child outcomes data.

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