Data Quality

State Child Outcomes Data Quality Profiles Webinar

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Outcomes Team

Year: 
2014
Abstract: 

Hosted by the ECTA Center Outcomes Team, this webinar presented a new resource for states to understand their child outcomes data. The state child outcomes data quality profiles include an individualized analysis of a state's data compared to national data, trends over time within the state, and data quality criteria including out of range progress categories and missing data. Participants walked  through the charts and graphs included in the report and had the opportunity to talk with TA providers.

Determining Factors that Influence Data Quality Activity

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Small groups discuss factors related to improving quality.

Illinois: Got Data? A Workshop on Early Childhood Outcomes

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

This two-day training provided a review of child outcomes measurement and data collection using the COSF. The training also introduced strategies for assuring the quality of COSF data and ways to analyze and use outcome data for program improvement.

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

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Ruth Chvojicek (WI Statewide Child Outcomes Coordinator), Lisa Bartolone (WI School District Psychologist), Christina Kasprzak (ECTA, ECO, DaSy ), Lauren Barton (DaSy, ECO)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. How can programs use outcomes data to change systems and practices? Participants learned about ECO-developed tools designed to help state and local programs analyze, interpret, and use outcomes data. Wisconsin shared how TA has focused on using their child outcomes data to help local programs improve the quality of their data and change practices.

The Early Childhood Workforce Data Landscape

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Mary Beth Bruder (ECPC, DaSy), Denise Mauzy (DaSy, ELCTA), Carlise King (ECDC)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session provided information about the importance of comprehensive workforce data collection and an overview of the primary sources of data at the state and regional level, including Part C, Section B 619, early childhood and trainer workforce registries, state teacher certification systems, and others. Additionally, presenters discussed how data standards (state and national) and tools (e.g., CEDS, INQUIRE) can be used to help facilitate conversations about data linkages and reporting.

Family and Child Outcomes Data: Drill-Down and Linkages

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Siobhan Colgan (DaSy, ECO), Melissa Raspa (ECO ), Cornelia Taylor (DaSy, ECO)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Participants reviewed hypothetical state family outcomes data. We began the journey with indicators of data quality including outliers and low response rates. Next we rolled up our sleeves up and dug into the patterns in the family outcomes data, including looking at outcomes by region, race/ethnicity, and home language. Finally, we linked data to examine connections between family outcomes and child outcomes, and discussed implications of analyses for developing targeted data-based improvement activities.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road from Part C to Part B 619: Road Blocks and Remedies for Linking and Using Data

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Mary Peters (DaSy, ECTA ), Debbie Cate (ECTA, NCELN)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Sharing data between programs, systems and agencies can be challenging! This session provided an update of states' Indicator C8 and B12 transition data for Part C and Part B619, including data collection methods, mechanisms and sharing processes. Participants had an opportunity to discuss data system strengths and challenges, as children follow the yellow brick transition road.

Developing a Framework to Build High Quality Part C and Section 619 Systems

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Anne Lucas (ECTA, WRRC), Christina Kasprzak (ECTA, ECO, DaSy), Katy McCullough (ECTA, MSRRC)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Does my state have a high quality system? How would I know? And what steps would we take to improve the system? In this session, participants learned about the system framework the ECTA Center is developing to support states in analyzing the capacity of their current Part C and Section 619 systems and building overall quality systems that support implementation of effective practices and ultimately child and family outcomes.

Identifying Meaningful Differences between State and Local Summary Statement Values

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Cornelia Taylor (DaSy, ECO), Mary Beth LaSalle (NH TA Consultant), Ruth Littlefield (NH 619 Coordinator), Iandia Morgan (NV Part C), Marcia Boswell-Carney (KS Program Analyst)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. States compute two summary statements for their child outcomes data. The use of a confidence interval around these summary statements allows the state to rule out differences between the program and the state that are not statistically significant. In this session, a tool for computing these confidence intervals was presented. Three states described their use of confidence intervals for comparing state and local summary statement data.

Expanding the National Tool Box for Measuring Part C Participation Rates: Feasibility and Utility of the Birth Cohort Methodology

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Donna Noyes (ITCA, NY Part C Coordinator), Maureen Greer (ITCA, Emerald Consulting, DaSy ), Lynne MacLeod (ITCA, UT Part C Data Manager)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Part C single-day and cumulative child counts, as specified in Section 618 of the IDEA, do not provide a complete picture of the number of children birth through age two who are referred to, evaluated for, and receive early intervention services. The Infant and Toddler Coordinators (ITCA) Data Committee presented progress in its examination of the viability of using a birth cohort methodology as another measure of Part C participation and solicited feedback from attendees.

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