State Approaches to Measuring Outcomes

Researchers as Partners with State Part C and Preschool Special Education Agencies in Collecting Data on Child Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler (ECO at SRI), Bill Brown (Univ of South Carolina), and Beth Rous (Univ of Kentucky)

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Presented at the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention in San Diego, CA, this presentation described Federal outcomes reporting requirements, how states are responding, and presented examples of how researchers are working with state agencies.

Reporting Local Child Outcomes Data: Facilitated Discussion about Challenges and Experiences

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lauren Barton, Kim Carlson, Holly Ford, Sally Golden-McCord, Christina Kasprzak, Joy Markowitz, and Connie Nink 

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2011 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. States discussed issues and challenges associated with reporting local child outcomes data and comparing these data to state targets. Discussants provided an overview of issues that states have been experiencing and their initial approaches to address these. Examples included: comparing local data to state targets derived from a "fuzzy"€ process or incomplete data, dealing with local reporting for programs with small numbers reporting outcomes data when children received services from more than one local program/district, and sharing messages about local data with a variety of stakeholders. Session attendees participated through facilitated discussion and Turning Point technology.

Promoting Early Childhood Outcomes through a Systems Focus on Quality

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Valerie Andrews James (AZ 619), Dee Gethmann (IA Birth-5), and Mark Nagasawa (AZ 619)

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2008 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Two states shared their respective efforts to support program quality in order to enhance early childhood outcomes. The presentations were intended to stimulate group dialogue about strategies states are using and collaborative problem-solving around questions of where early childhood outcomes efforts sit in relation to other EC initiatives, what constitutes program quality, and what is being done to evaluate quality in relation to child outcomes.

Part C and 619- Working Together on Child Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Noel Cole (MI 619), Rosanne Griff-Cabelli (DE Part C), Lynne Kahn (ECO at UNC/FPG), Jim Lesko (DE 619), and Lisa Wasacz (MI Part C)

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2010 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Presenters from Delaware and Michigan shared experiences, challenges, and benefits from their State Part C and Section 619 collaboration on various child outcomes activities. The session included opportunities for discussion of experiences related to data sharing, collaborative data interpretation, joint professional development, and other related strategies.

Outcomes Data: Sharing What Matters

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Mary Anketell (PA Birth-5), Ann E. Bailey (NCRRC), Jen S. Huisken LaPointe (NCRRC), and Mary Hunt (MN Birth-5)

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2008 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

This session highlighted recommended practices for sharing outcomes information, including data, with a variety of stakeholders. Two states, Minnesota and Pennsylvania, shared specific examples of their outcomes reporting process, including web-based strategies.

OSEP Initiatives on Early Childhood Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler, ECO at SRI

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

Presented at the Council of Chief State School Officers' (CCSO) Meeting to the State Collaboratives on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS) on Early Childhood Education Assessment.  The conference session focused on federal requirements for early intervention and preschool special education reporting on child outcomes, approaches states are taking to measuring child outcomes, the current national data, and a look at the ECO framework and self-assessment document and process.

On-line Training Strategies to Support Outcomes Measurement Systems

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Ted Burke (IL Part C), Larry Edelman (JFK Partners CO), and Richard Sanders (WA Part C)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Presenters demonstrated the technology they are using for outcomes measurement training. They shared experiences and perspectives on how best to build technology into training, the benefits of doing so, and under what circumstances technology is NOT the best strategy for training personnel.

Moving Forward with Professional Development in Early Childhood Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Norman Allard (NC 619), Ted Burke (IL Part C), Trish Mengel (NC 619), Pam Reising-Rechner (IL 619), and Nancy Skorheim (ND 619)

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2008 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

New products and processes from three states using the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process. Presenters from North Carolina shared a written child example used in training for differentiating among the three outcomes and matching skills and behaviors with age expectations. Participants learned about North Dakota's guidance document for measuring child outcomes, as well as the training that accompanies the document. Presenters from Illinois shared videos that demonstrate the integration of the IFSP and Child Outcomes Summary (COS) processes.

Monitoring Child Outcomes: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!

Type: 
Conference Session
Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2008 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Incorporating child outcomes into the states' General Supervision System is an important activity for states to ensure both the completion and quality of child outcomes ratings. Two states shared the steps they have taken to integrate child outcomes into their monitoring activities and identify additional future activities.

Making Family Outcome Data Representative of the State

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Linda Goodman and Alice Ridgeway (CT Part C), and Rosanne Griff-Cabelli and Sue Campbell (DE Part C)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

How do you determine whether your family outcome data is representative of the state population? Two states shared what they are doing regarding what data to collect, ways to collect it, how to analyze it for "representativeness" and why they decided to go that route.

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