Data Collection

Strategies for Improving Response Rates for Family Surveys

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lisa Backer (MN 619) and Jim Henson, David Mills and Wendi Wilson-John (VA Part)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Want to improve your survey response rate? Two states shared why they selected certain procedures for the distribution and collection of family outcome surveys and will lead a discussion about what factors may influence response rates.

State TA Systems Networking Meeting (Pre-Conference Session)

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

NECTAC

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2011 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Provided an opportunity for participants to network and interact on technology applications and platforms for training and TA, evaluating impacts, mentoring and coaching strategies and child assessment and intervention. State "spotlights" and strategies were provided.

State Activities in Measuring Child Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler and Donna Spiker (ECO at SRI), Lynne Kahn (ECO at FPG), and Melissa Raspa (ECO at RTI)

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the ISEI Conference, staff discussed collecting and reporting data, and the results of the national data.

Researchers as Partners with State Part C and Preschool Special Education Agencies in Collecting Data on Child Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler (ECO at SRI), Bill Brown (Univ of South Carolina), and Beth Rous (Univ of Kentucky)

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Presented at the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention in San Diego, CA, this presentation described Federal outcomes reporting requirements, how states are responding, and presented examples of how researchers are working with state agencies.

Q&A: Family Outcomes Measurements and Data Quality Issues

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Siobhan Colgan and Melissa Raspa

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2011 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. This session provided an opportunity to bring family outcomes data issues to a roundtable discussion for brainstorming with colleagues and technical assistance from ECO staff. Issues related to response rates in special populations, linking child and family data, assessing representativeness, improving data quality, or other family outcomes measurement issues are all welcome topics for discussion.

Parts B and C Data Meeting

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler, ECO at SRI International and Lynne Kahn, ECO at at FPG/UNC

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Presentations describe what the ECO Center has learned from the state APRs/SPPs submitted in 2007, and issues to consider in coming year(s). Also presents issues of quality data as related to the COSF, and illustrates what is happening around the country promoting high-quality data.

Pacific TA Meeting: Quality Practices in Early Intervention and Preschool Programs

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

ECO staff

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Intended for Part C and Part B, Section 619 staff (including administrators, teachers, and providers) who work in the pacific jurisdictions, this TA meeting provided opportunities for participants to gain knowledge and skills related to quality practices in early intervention and preschool. The agenda included developing high quality IFSPs/IEPs, collecting and reporting child outcomes data, approaches to service delivery, and transition.

Moving Forward with Professional Development in Early Childhood Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Norman Allard (NC 619), Ted Burke (IL Part C), Trish Mengel (NC 619), Pam Reising-Rechner (IL 619), and Nancy Skorheim (ND 619)

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2008 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

New products and processes from three states using the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process. Presenters from North Carolina shared a written child example used in training for differentiating among the three outcomes and matching skills and behaviors with age expectations. Participants learned about North Dakota's guidance document for measuring child outcomes, as well as the training that accompanies the document. Presenters from Illinois shared videos that demonstrate the integration of the IFSP and Child Outcomes Summary (COS) processes.

Measuring and Improving Social-Emotional Development with the Pyramid Model: A Multi-Level Framework of Data Collection and Use

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lisa Backer, Lise Fox, Vivian James, Kelly Pleasant, and Megan Vinh

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2011 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Presenters implementing the pyramid model for social-emotional development discussed and provided examples of the tools they selected for measuring social-emotional outcomes, the data those tools generate, and how they are using the data for decision making at the child, practitioner, classroom, program, state, and national levels. This session presented how different combinations of assessment data can inform different decisions for improvement at all levels. Participants also joined in a discussion of how this framework for multi-level data collection and use can generalize to other child outcomes and State Performance Plan indicators.

Local Benefits of Implementing Child Outcomes Data Collection

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Saundra Harrington (VA Part C), Teresa Rivenes (MT Part C), and Carol Trillia (UT Part C)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Three local program staff shared their experiences of implementing the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF). Each described their stories about how they are collecting data, the struggles they have encountered, and the improvements they have seen in practices.

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