Family Outcomes

Guidance for States in Documenting Family Outcomes for Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

The Early Childhood Outcomes Center

Year: 
2006
Abstract: 

This paper addresses the range of decisions states need to make related to collecting family outcome information, including assessment selection and logistical issues such as survey distribution and timelines, use of ID numbers, and methods for increasing return rates. 

Family Outcomes of Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education: Issues and Considerations

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

The Early Childhood Outcomes Center

Year: 
2005
Abstract: 

The ECO Center prepared this paper to provide a review of information relevant to developing family outcomes for Part C and Preschool Part B. It also contains a summary of various frameworks that have been developed for family outcomes including examples of outcomes. 

Family Data: Indicator C4 Highlights

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

Colgan, S.

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

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

Family and Child Outcomes for Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

The Early Childhood Outcomes Center

Year: 
2005
Abstract: 

This paper describes initial steps by the ECO Center to developing an approach for collecting data on child and family outcomes. The family and child outcomes in this document were developed through a year-long consensus-building process involving input from and review by stakeholders including federal, state, and local policy-makers and administrators, local providers, family members of children with disabilities, and researchers.

Development and psychometric validation of the Family Outcomes Survey-Revised

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

Bailey, D.B., Raspa, M., Olmstead, M.G., Noval, S.P., Sam, A.M., Humphreys, B.P. Journal of Early Intervention, 33 (1):6-23.

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

There are few psychometrically valid scales which exist to assess family outcomes and the helpfulness of early intervention. In this article, the authors describe the development and psychometric properties of the Family Outcomes Survey-Revised. This revision was prompted by three needs: 1. to create a new format that would be easier for parents to understand; 2. to revise and expand the survey items to provide more information for states to use in planning for program improvement; and 3. to demonstrate acceptable psychometric properties. Input from stakeholders as well as experts was used to identify concepts and develop candidate items. Data from a web-based survey conducted with families in two states were then used to assess the psychometric properties of candidate items. These activities produced a revised survey, whose sound psychometric integrity can be used to document family outcomes and identify areas for possible program improvement.

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. 

Comments from the Early Childhood Outcome Center on Proposed Indicators for Child and Family Outcomes

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

The Early Childhood Outcomes Center

Year: 
2005
Abstract: 

This paper is a response to the Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests published in the March 6, 2005 Federal Register. The ECO Center presents recommendations for revisions to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) indicators to be requested by states as part of their Part C and Part B State Performance Plans (SPPs) and Annual Performance Reports (APRs). Recommendations are made in four indicator areas: 1) Child Outcomes for Part C; 2) Child Outcomes for Part B Preschool; 3) Family Outcomes for Part C, and 4) Family Outcomes for Part B Preschool. Recommendations are based on ECO Center work and input from stakeholder groups.

State Approaches: Family Outcomes

Type: 
Webpage
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Abstract: 

The ECO Center has created a system activities map to illustrate states' approaches to meeting the OSEP reporting requirement on family outcomes. 

Professional Development Training Activities

Type: 
Webpage
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Abstract: 

Activities based on a variety of outcome-related topics.

Professional Development Resources: Sample Trainings

Type: 
Webpage
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Abstract: 

Materials from select training presented by ECO to states.

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