Data Quality

Investing in High Quality Early Learning Opportunities for ALL Children

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Libby Doggett (Office of Early Learning, U.S. Department of Education), Michael Yudin (OSEP), Christina Kasprzak (ECTA, DaSy, EC

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference.

Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Michael Yudin, discussed OSEP's early childhood investments and the integration of IDEA Part C/619 throughout the Administration's vision to strengthen state efforts to raise the bar across early learning programs and to close the school readiness gap for all young children with disabilities.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning, Libby Doggett, discussed the President's proposed Preschool for All, a new Early Head Start-child care initiative, and significant increases in funding for home visiting.

Co-Director of the ECTA Center and staff on the ECO Center, Christina Kasprzak, presented the national picture of Part C and Section 619 programs' 2011-12 child and family outcomes data and discuss trends over the last several years related to the quality of state data and the progress children are making while in early intervention and preschool special education.

All presenters discussed the important role data and accountability will play in maintaining and growing these important investments in early learning programs to improve outcomes for all infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children.

In Search of the Perfect Data System

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Christy Scott (CO Part C Data Manager ), Mike Hinricher (TN Part C Data Manager), Bruce Bull (DaSy)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. You're a data manager. You know the strengths and challenges within your child-level data system: duplicate records, validation issues, existing business rules that don't always function as expected, end user knowledge gaps, longitudinal data inconsistencies, agency changes, inaccurate reports, etc. Not a problem in your state? Great; find another session-or better come share your secrets! This facilitated session probed, articulated, discussed and sought cross state audience solutions to data system challenges.

Essentials of Data Operations: Getting Data into Your Data System (so you can use it)

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Baron Rodriguez (DaSy, SLDS, PTAC), Jim Campbell (DaSy, CEDS), Missy Cochenour (DaSy, SLDS, CEDS)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session was primarily about the operations of a data system, including defining data elements, data collection, linkages, and analysis. In other words, how to successfully get data into your data system. Other areas of focus included the advantages of interoperability, privacy and confidentiality considerations, and how all this works with early childhood programs and services.

Preparing the Next Generation of Professionals to Use Child Outcomes Data to Improve Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathleen Hebbeler and Lynne Kahn

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

In this presentation, ECO staff talk about the three OSEP child outcomes, progress categories and summary statements; approaches to measuring the outcomes; data quality; and pre-service and in-service preparation.

Formative Assessment: So What Happens Next?

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathleen Hebbeler

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 NAECS-SDE Annual Meeting, in San Francisco, CA. The meeting's focus was "Developmentally Appropriate Practice in the Age of Race to the Top."

National Child Outcomes Webinar

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler (SRI) 

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented to the early childhood intervention staff (trainers, researchers, and policy) at University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities: Education, Research, and Service and LEND programs (Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) at Universities.  The webinar focused on national child outcomes data for Part C and Preschool Special Education programs, and included information about state approaches to data collection, criteria for quality child outcomes data, and an introduction to the ECO framework and self-assessment. 

National Child Outcomes Data Webinar: State Directors and Part B (619) staff

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

ECO and NASDSE

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

The recently completed analyses of the 2009-10 child outcomes data for Part B Preschool (B7) were shared, along with topics including what we have learned about the outcomes children experience, the importance of these data to OSEP, and improvements in data quality. 

National Child Outcomes Data Webinar: Part C staff

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

The Early Childhood Outcomes Center

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

The recently completed analyses of the 2009-10 child outcomes data for Part C were shared, along with topics including what we have learned about the outcomes children experience, the importance of these data to OSEP, and improvements in data quality.

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. 

Looking at Data Activity

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

This topic covers child outcomes data analysis and use. For intermediate or advanced learners, particularly those who are responsible for or interested in data management, interpretation, and reporting. Learners will:

  • Understand child outcomes data for program improvement, including for instruction, resource allocation, and professional development

Trainer and participant materials are listed on the webpage.

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