Data Quality

Increasing the Quality of COSF Data

Type: 
Training Resource
Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

This training was conducted with 20-25 TA providers that work in the Texas Regional Service Centers in increasing the quality of the child outcomes data collected using the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF). Information and activities related to choosing formal assessment instruments that inform the COSF process, refresher training on the COSF, video and written activities related to reviewing the quality of completed COSFs. 

COSF Training Unit 3: Quality Assurance

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO staff

Year: 
2009

Outcomes for Children Served through IDEA's Early Childhood Programs

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

Hebbeler, K. and Taylor, C.

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

This 2-page document summarizes the analyses of the FFY 2009 child outcomes data submitted by states to OSEP in February 2011.

Using Early Childhood Outcomes Data for Program Improvement: Opportunities for Higher Education

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Presented by Cornelia Taylor, Lisa K Backer, and Christina M Kasprzak.

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2010 DEC Conference. This panel addressed data-driven program improvement in ECSE and opportunities for researchers in higher education to mine and analyze existing state data. Specific topics included: data quality, state and program level data elements and evaluation questions, analysis, and detecting meaningful differences in population based data.

The Role of QRIS in Improving Quality for Preschool Children with IEPs

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Anna Carter, Rena Hallam, Vivian James, and Verna Thompson 

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2012 Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Presenters from DE and NC discussed the benefits and potential of 619 engagement in state Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) development and use, as well as considerations specifically related to making QRIS work for programs which include children with disabilities, such as strategies for measurement, incentives for involvement, licensing and monitoring, and others.

The Results Are In! Childhood Outcomes for OSEP EI and ECSE Programs

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Donna Spiker

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

This presentation, from the CCSSO-SCASS Meeting, includes an overview of the national data collected for 2010, state requirements and approaches, as well as how the data were compiled, quality, and next steps for states.

The Basics of Quality Data and Target Setting

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lynne Kahn (ECO at FPG)

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

Held at the 2009 OSEP National Early Childhood Conference and hosted by the ECO Center, this data workshop focused on current issues and challenges related to analyzing child and family outcomes data and covered the basics of quality data and target setting. Data templates were provided for states using the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) as well as for states using other assessments for outcomes reporting.

Target Setting for Child Outcomes Indicators

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Ruth Ryder (OSEP)

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Plenary session at the 2008 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Ruth Ryder, OSEP, discussed considerations related to setting targets for child outcomes, including pros and cons of data collection, data quality, and state differences.

Supporting Child and Family Outcomes Efforts through Technology

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Mary Beth Bruder, Larry Edleman, Melinda Raab, and Alice Ridgeway

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2009 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

This session explored a variety of ways that technology is being used to provide professional development, build local capacity, enhance valid measurement of the child and family outcomes, and promote data quality to support states' work on child and family outcomes. The presenters illustrated the uses of a range of technological strategies including rapid elearning, digital video, web site design, and online courses.

Strategies for Maintaining Data Quality Using Commercial Assessment Systems

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Barb Jackson (Univ of NE Medical Center Munroe-Meyer Institute), Nick Ortiz (CO Dept of Education), and Jan Thelan (NE 619) 

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2010 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Many States use online assessment systems to collect, review, and analyze their child outcomes data. In this session, Nebraska and Colorado described methods of monitoring data quality through automatically generated reports and raw data available through the assessment systems. Both States reviewed how these strategies can be used at each level in the hierarchy (child, teacher, program, State), whether through random spot checks or more targeted, individualized checks.

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