Data Quality

Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference (2014)

Type: 
ECO Conference
Year: 
2014
Abstract: 
The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), along with the IDEA Data Center (IDC) and the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center, hosted the national meeting Improving Data, Improving Outcomes in New Orleans, LA on September 8 - 10, 2014. The meeting combined issues related to the development or enhancement of Part C, Section 619, and/or coordinated early childhood data systems; improvement of data quality; and the measurement and use of child and family outcomes data in order to make data informed decisions. National frameworks and products and states' experiences and resources for improving data systems and systems of services were highlighted.

Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference (2016)

Type: 
ECO Conference
Year: 
2016
Abstract: 
Who is sponsoring the meeting? The 2016 Conference on Improving Data, Improving Outcomes was sponsored by The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), in collaboration with the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center, the IDEA Data Center (IDC), and the National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) in New Orleans, LA on August 15-17 , 2016; with preconference activities beginning August 13. The meeting combined issues related to the development or enhancement of Part C, Section 619, and/or coordinated early childhood data systems; improvement of data quality; and the measurement and use of child and family outcomes data in order to make data informed decisions. National frameworks and products and states' experiences and resources for improving data systems and systems of services were highlighted.

National Child Outcomes Data Webinar 2013-14

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 
ECTA Outcomes Team
Year: 
2014
Abstract: 
Outcomes staff presented findings from the latest national data, including data quality issues with the child outcomes data, completeness of data issues, state to state variation, and what the data looks like over time.

An Examination of the Quality of State Data on Part C and Part B Preschool Child Outcomes (2016 poster presentation)

Type: 
Conference Session
Year: 
2016
Abstract: 
Presented at the 2016 Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention (CRIEI), ECTA Outcomes staff prepared a poster on the quality of states' child outcomes data.

Response Rate and Representativeness Calculator

Type: 
ECO Tools
Author/Presenter: 
ECTA Outcomes staff
Year: 
2015
Abstract: 
This Excel-based calculator allows states to compute response rates and determine if the surveys they received are representative of the target population or if they are significantly different. Instructions about how to enter data into the calculator appear at the top of each tab.

Data, Now What? Skills for Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 
Christina Kasprzak, Kathleen Hebbeler, and Abby Winer
Year: 
2014
Abstract: 
Presented at the 2014 DEC Conference

National Child Outcomes Data 2012-2013 Webinar

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 
ECTA Outcomes Staff
Year: 
2014
Abstract: 
This webinar reviews the latest national data, talks about some of the data quality issues with the child outcomes data, and delves into the completeness of data issues, state to state variation and what the data looks like over time.

High Quality Child Outcomes Data in Early Childhood: More Important Than Ever

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 
Kathy Hebbeler, Lynne Kahn, and Christina Kasprzak
Year: 
2014
Abstract: 
Presented at the OSEP Project Directors' Meeting in Washington, DC, in July 2014. This presentation includes an overview of the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) and the role that data plays in its implementation, as well as a look at the national child outcomes data for 2012-13.

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

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 
ECTA Staff
Year: 
2014
Abstract: 
The ECTA Center hosted an encore presentation of this popular session from the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. How can programs use outcomes data to change systems and practices? On this webinar, presenters reviewed key tools designed by the Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) Center to help state and local programs analyze, interpret, and use outcomes data. Ruth Chvojicek from Wisconsin shared how their state TA has focused on using their child outcomes data to help local programs improve the quality of their data and change practices.
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