Data Systems

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.

Incorporating EC Data into Your Longitudinal Data System: Why Does It Matter to Part C and 619?

Author/Presenter: 

Tiffany Smith (KS 619 Coordinator), Lori McReynolds (KS EC Data Coordinator), Brian Morrison (MD Part C Coordinator), Phil Koshkin (MD ECIDS), Missy Cochenour (DaSy, SLDS, CEDS), Amy Nicholas (DaSy)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. The objective of this session was to provide basic information about the differences between the ECIDS and the SLDS. Panelists discussed how states are working to incorporate EC data into the SLDS with state and national examples and the unique challenges and benefits to ECIDS of Part C and B involvement. Discussion focused on why it matters to specific programs like, Part C and 619.

Creating a Culture of Data: Focus on People

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Elizabeth Dabney (Data Quality Campaign), Debbie Cate (ECTA, NCELN), Joy Markowitz (DaSy)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session provided an overview of the Data Quality Campaign's 2012 document, "Focus on People to Change Data Culture," that presents national trends in states' progress on building and using state longitudinal data systems to improve outcomes for children and families. There was a facilitated discussion about how states can engage early childhood providers and parents in valuing and using high quality data.

Stakeholder Engagement: Dancing with the Data System Stars!

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Amy Nicholas (DaSy), Jeff Sellers (DaSy, SLDS)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. Are you a stakeholder for a coordinated data system initiative in your state, or do you want to be? Are you, as a data stakeholder, learning to dance with the "stars?" In this session, presenters and participants talked about the role of Part C and 619 in the development of state-level coordinated data systems (e.g., Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems and State Longitudinal Data Systems). Facilitated discussion focused on participants' experiences in joining or being members of stakeholder groups.

Essentials of Data-Based Action: Getting Data Out of Your Data System (so you can use it)

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Missy Cochenour (DaSy, SLDS, CEDS), Jeff Sellers (DaSy, SLDS)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. This session described the importance of using data to inform decision-making. Principles of data use were broken out into three main categories: planning for who the users are, creating the tools and reports for those users, and how to support the state's long-term data use needs.

Why CEDS for Part C and 619: The Benefits of Using Common Education Data Standards

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Meredith Miceli (OSEP), Lisa Backer (MN ECSE Supervisor, C Data Manager), Suzanne Raber (DaSy)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference. How can CEDS support state agencies responsible for early intervention and preschool special education programs and their data? This session helped participants understand the benefits of using common data elements and definitions in their early childhood data systems. Tools developed by the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) initiative were demonstrated to illustrate the power of shared data dictionaries, shared evaluation and research questions, and shared analytic strategies to answer important program and policy questions.

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.

State of the Nation: Data Systems and Outcomes Measurement

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Ruth Ryder (OSEP), Meredith Miceli (OSEP), Lynne Kahn (ECTA, DaSy, ECO), Kathy Hebbeler (DaSy, ECO), Donna Spiker (DaSy, ECO)

Year: 
2013
Abstract: 

The Welcome and Opening Plenary presented at the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference.

Considerations Related to Developing a System for Measuring Outcomes for Young Children with Disabilities and Their Families

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

The Early Childhood Outcomes Center

Year: 
2004
Abstract: 

This document presents a framework for thinking about the key considerations related to the development of a system for measuring outcomes. Examples of key decisions are presented. 

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