Data Collection

Building Quality Child Assessment Systems for IDEA Infant/Toddler and Preschool Programs: Where We've Been Lately and Where We Might Be Going Next

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Mary McLean (Univ of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Plenary session presented at the 2008 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Building a National System to Measure Child and Family Outcomes from Early Intervention

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Presented by Kathy Hebbeler, Lauren Barton, Sangeeta Malik,  and Donna Spiker (ECO at SRI), Lynne Kahn (ECO at FPG), and Melissa Raspa and Don Bailey (ECO at RTI)

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 3rd International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI) Conference, held May 2-5, 2011. ECO staff discussed identifying a national set of child and family outcomes.

Assuring the Quality of Child Assessment Data

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Cornelia Bruckner, Meredith Cathcart, and Patricia Salcedo (CA 619), and Susan Smith (CO 619)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Presenters discussed strategies and systems for assuring quality assessment data through training and TA, as well as data validation. Training and TA strategies include, for example, a consistent message to personnel through well-developed training modules and standards for trainers delivering professional development. For data validation, strategies include mechanisms in the data system to identify missing data and contradictory responses.

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.

Approaches for Converting Assessment Data to OSEP Outcome Categories

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lauren Barton (ECO at SRI), Rosanne Griff-Cabelli and Jim Lesko (DE Part C and 619), and Deb Metzger and Nancy Varobey (MD Part C and 619)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Two states described their Part C and Section 619 approaches for converting assessment data into OSEP reporting categories and discussed the pros, cons, and challenges encountered in setting up these systems.

Analyzing and Interpreting Family Data for Program Improvement

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Siobhan Colgan and Melissa Raspa

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2011 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. This workshop guided participants through a case study of a state using family data to plan for program improvement activities. The session was designed to give participants experience in looking for patterns in their family data, relating family survey data to other data, drawing conclusions about next steps in analyses, and to brainstorm improvement activities that address the issues found.

Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Forms

Type: 
ECO Tools
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

In 2005, ECO created the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process as a way for states to summarize data on children for federal reporting purposes. States use the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Form to document children's functioning in three outcome areas. Starting in 2011, the ECO Center began using the term "Child Outcomes Summary <em>Process</em>" (rather than the Child Outcomes Summary Form or COSF) to emphasize that this measurement approach is a team process, not just a form. Our website still reflects both terms (COSF and COS) as we are currently revising our web pages and materials to reflect the change to the COS process.

Child Outcomes Framework and Self-Assessment Tool

Type: 
ECO Tools
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

This tool is designed to be used by state agencies to assess progress toward full implementation of a Child Outcomes Measurement System (COMS) for programs serving young children with delays and disabilities.

Framework and Self-Assessment

Type: 
Webpage
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Abstract: 

The ECO Center, in partnership with a variety of states, has facilitated the development of two frameworks for states to use in building and strengthening their early childhood outcome measurement systems. The purpose of these tools is to help states identify the necessary components of a high-quality measurement system for child and family outcomes and, where options exist, to assist states in making informed decisions as to which option is most effective and best suited to the state's context.

Both the child and family frameworks and self-assessments follow similar structures. The self-assessment has seven key components: purpose of the outcomes measurement system, data collection and transmission, data analysis, reporting, using data, evaluation and cross-system coordination. The tools reflect a knowledge base of what states need to have in place to have effective child and family outcomes measurement systems, and allow a state to track its own progress toward a fully functional, high quality outcomes measurement system.

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