State Approaches to Measuring Outcomes

Experiences and Lessons Learned Using Publishers' Online Assessment Systems for OSEP Reporting

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Barb Jackson and Jan Thelan (NE Birth-5) and Ruth Littlefield (NH 619)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

The focus of this session was on sharing the experiences and lessons learned from two states gathering child outcomes data for OSEP reporting using publishers' online assessment systems.

Early Childhood Outcomes: A Discussion of Professional Development Strategies and Lessons Learned

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kim Carlson, Debbie Cate, and Lesly Wilson

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2009 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Lessons learned from implementing the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) in Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee were shared. The session included a discussion about strategies for professional development and the challenges and benefits encountered.

Collaboration across Part C and 619 on Child Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Mary Anketell and Maureen Cronin (PA Birth-5), Batya Elbaum, Sally Golden-McCord and Cathy Bishop (FL Part C and 619), and Debra Hannigan (ME Birth-5)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Several states shared the processes that they are using for collaborating across Part C and Section 619 in measuring child and family outcomes and the contextual factors that contributed to their collaboration. They highlighted some strategies they are using for collaboration and for building capacity in the state. Lessons learned were also described.

Child Outcome Measurement: Practices at the Local Level

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Linda Borghols (AK Part C), Keri Bowers (Charleston County School District, SC), Norma Donaldson-Jenkins (SC 619), and Amanda Faulkner (Frontier Community Services, AK)

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2008 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

In this session, local providers for Part C-Alaska and 619-South Carolina described the challenges they face implementing the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) process, as well as the benefits they perceive for children, families, and systems. They also shared implementation strategies, such as developing training resources, how to talk with families about the outcomes, and opportunities for collaboration across Part C and Part B.

Benefits of Aligning Child Outcome Measurement to State Early Learning Guidelines/Standards

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Sheron Cochran (IN 619), Caroline Gooden and Barbara Singleton (KY 619), and Jim Lesko (DE 619)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Presenters discussed similarities and differences about why they decided to align their early learning guidelines to assessment tools and OSEP's child outcomes and about how they did it. They explored with participants how outcomes data can be used to answer questions about program development and quality.

Assuring the Quality of Data from the Child Outcomes Summary Form

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Carolee Eslinger and Carrie Mori (ID Part C), Charles Greenwood and Dale Walker (ECO at KU), Margy Hornback (KS Birth-5), Ted Maloney and Erica Peterson (MT Part C), and Wendy Whipple (NV Part C)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

This session addressed quality assurance activities in four states using the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF). Presenters described their state's approach to COSF quality assurance and the activities they conduct, such as data verification, record review, and observation of the team process. They also discussed efforts to improve data quality as a result of quality assurance findings.

Assuring the Quality of Data from Family Surveys

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

June DeLeon and Elaine Eclavea (GU CEEDERS), Suzanne Lizama (CNMI Part C), and Maureen Sullivan (VT Part C)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

States shared ways they are planning to validate the results of their family outcomes surveys as part of their monitoring process, and facilitated a discussion about considerations, challenges and other possible strategies for confirming the soundness of survey results.

Approaches for Converting Assessment Data to OSEP Outcome Categories

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lauren Barton (ECO at SRI), Rosanne Griff-Cabelli and Jim Lesko (DE Part C and 619), and Deb Metzger and Nancy Varobey (MD Part C and 619)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Two states described their Part C and Section 619 approaches for converting assessment data into OSEP reporting categories and discussed the pros, cons, and challenges encountered in setting up these systems.

All Aboard! Child Outcomes Measurement Across Early Childhood Systems

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Sally Reed Crawford (IN Birth-5), Colleen Head (CO Part C), Dawn McGrath (IN Birth-5), and Ann Ruhmkorff (IN Birth-5)

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2008 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

In this session, presenters from Indiana and Colorado described the key elements of their cross-system child outcomes measurement work. They outlined steps they took to create an integrated system involving Part C, 619, pre-K, Head Start, and child care. Strategies included the development of a comprehensive advisory group and the identification of shared beliefs, goals, and needs. Presenters then facilitated a discussion with session participants around barriers and bridges to a comprehensive EC outcomes measurement system.

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