Family Outcomes

Issues in Using Assessments in Accountability Systems for Young Children with Disabilities

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler, ECO at SRI 

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the OSEP Think Tank on Assessment. The ECO Center provided an overview of the changes in the federal reporting requirements for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities, and discussed ways in which assessments can be used to provide meaningful, valid, and reliable information about children for federal reporting.

Issues and Strategies for Including Families in the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) Process

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lisa Balivet (AK Part C) and Jan Skoby (NH Part C)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Two states shared information about how families were involved in the development of their child outcomes measurement systems. Each shared strategies they have used to inform and include families in the process of collecting data using the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) process, as well as what they have learned so far from feedback and data about involving families in the process.

Is Your Family Survey Data Representative?

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lynne Kahn and Anne Lucas (The ECO Center)

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2009 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

In this session, participants gained an understanding of the variation in the population states are surveying, what criteria states are using to determine representativeness, and what data they are using for the analysis. Participants also had an opportunity to use sample data to explore whether or not family survey response data and representative of the population depending on various survey distribution methods. Participants identified issues related to representativeness through analyses of the data and discuss potential improvement activities.

Interpreting and Using Child Outcome Data

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler (ECO at SRI)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Discussed the how and why of good data, as well as the benefits for child and family outcomes, and program improvement.

Integrating Outcomes Measurement with IFSP and IEP Processes (2010)

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Joicey Hurth (NECTAC), Donna Nylander (IL 619), Robin Rooney (NECTAC and ECO at UNC/FPG), Regina Woodcock (WV Part C), and Naomi Younggren (Dept of Defense Part C)

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2010 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

States and local programs are making child and family outcomes measurement more efficient and more effective by integrating those processes with IFSP and IEP development and implementation. Presenters shared a generic flow chart of integrated process and describe variations as implemented at State and local levels.

Identifying and Promoting Family Outcomes at the Local Level

Type: 
Conference Session
Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2008 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

In this session, presenters representing three states (Illinois, Texas, and New York) shared different ways in which constructs and instruments developed to meet the OSEP reporting requirements on family outcomes can be used for program improvement at the local level.

Having and Using Quality Outcomes Data

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Linda Goodman (CT Part C) and Nancy Skorheim (ND 619)

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2010 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Two states provided information focused on promoting consistent quality outcome data and the use of outcomes data in the monitoring process. North Dakota Section 619 shared the State'€™s COSF Quality Assurance Checklist and other outcome resources that have been provided to North Dakota special education units. The Connecticut Part C program shared their Results Based Accountability that includes the child and family outcomes data as selection criteria for focused monitoring.

Family Outcome Principles and Measurement Approaches

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Melissa Raspa and Don Bailey (ECO at RTI)

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 3rd International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI) Conference, held May 2-5, 2011. ECO staff discussed how to identify and measure family outcomes.

Evaluation 2007: Evaluation and Learning

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler, ECO at SRI International; Christina Kasprzak and Lynne Kahn, ECO at FPG/UNC

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 American Evaluation Association (AEA) Annual Conference. Provided the history behind the child and family outcome requirements, illustrated state trends in approaches to measuring child and family outcomes for OSEP reporting, and presented how child and family outcome data can be used for program improvement at the state, regional, and child level. Benefits, challenges, and next steps were discussed.

ECO Learning Communities

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

ECO staff

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2009 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

This early bird session presented information about the ECO TA Cadre, COSF Training Consortium, COSF Data Community of Practice, and FOS Data Community of Practice and offered the opportunity to network with colleagues who are participating in these communities.

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