Data Collection

TA Cadre and Training Consortium Learning Communities

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Mary Beth Bruder (ECO/ University of CT), Maureen Whelan (RI), Lisa Backer (MN), and Naomi Younggren (Department of Defense)

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

A variety of training materials were shared on topics related to child outcomes measurement. These materials, along with other COSF materials, are also listed on ECO's State-developed COSF materials page.

Orientation to Child Outcomes Measurement

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Lynne Kahn and Christina Kasprzak, ECO at FPG 

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

This session provided an orientation to child outcomes measurement. It was designed for those who are new to outcomes measurement and those needing a refresher.

Improving the Quality of Child Outcomes Data

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler, ECO at SRI International; Lisa Backer, MN Part C Data Manager/ Section 619 Coordinator; and Christina Kasprzak, ECO at FPG/UNC.

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

Conference call hosted by ECO/ NECTAC. This call focused on using data analysis as a strategy for improving the quality of state data. Examples focus on looking for patterns in the data and evaluating potential data quality issues. 

Helping Local Administrators and Providers Analyze and Use their Outcomes Data

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Lisa Balivet and Fauna Hubble (AK), and Lisa Backer (MN)

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

This is an encore presentation from the June, 2009 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes conference. In this session, two states shared how they are preparing for local programs to use child outcomes data to improve local Part C and 619 services and results for children and families. Alaska discussed how their data system is designed to assist local EI programs in reporting, understanding, and eventually using their data for program improvements. Minnesota shared activities that support local leadership in conducting simple analyses for the purpose of pattern checking the quality of ECSE data.

Family Outcomes Surveys

Type: 
ECO Tools
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

 

The Family Outcomes Survey is an instrument created for parents to rate the extent to which they have achieved each of the following five family outcomes: 
 
Families understand their child's strengths, abilities, and special needs.
Families know their rights and advocate effectively for their child.
Families help their child develop and learn.
Families have support systems.
Families access desired services, programs, and activities in their community. 
 
Several versions of the survey are available to download, including a number of non-English translations.

Family Outcomes Framework and Self-Assessment Tool

Type: 
ECO Tools
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

This tool is designed to be used by state agencies to assess progress toward full implementation of a Family Experiences and Outcomes Measurement System for programs serving young children with delays and disabilities. The self-assessment allows users to download, enter and save their self-assessment data. 

OSEP's Revised Child Outcomes Reporting Requirement for Part C and Part B/619 Programs: What the Changes Mean for States

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

The Early Childhood Outcomes Center

Year: 
2006
Abstract: 

On August 10, 2006, The Office of Special Education Programs revised their reporting requirement for Part C and Part B/619 programs related to child outcomes. This document summarizes those changes and describes the new reporting categories and what they mean. Implications for states in the process of developing their outcomes measurement systems are discussed. 

Guidance for States in Documenting Family Outcomes for Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

The Early Childhood Outcomes Center

Year: 
2006
Abstract: 

This paper addresses the range of decisions states need to make related to collecting family outcome information, including assessment selection and logistical issues such as survey distribution and timelines, use of ID numbers, and methods for increasing return rates. 

Family and Child Outcomes for Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

The Early Childhood Outcomes Center

Year: 
2005
Abstract: 

This paper describes initial steps by the ECO Center to developing an approach for collecting data on child and family outcomes. The family and child outcomes in this document were developed through a year-long consensus-building process involving input from and review by stakeholders including federal, state, and local policy-makers and administrators, local providers, family members of children with disabilities, and researchers.

ECO Suggestions for Updating SPP Child Outcome Indicator Part C due February 2008

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

The ECO Center

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Embedded within this sample SPP reporting form are suggestions for how states might document any changes in their outcome measurement systems since the February 2007 SPP, and how to describe their current approach toward meeting OSEP's Part C child outcome reporting requirements.

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