Training/Professional Development

Increasing the Quality of COSF Data

Type: 
Training Resource
Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

This training was conducted with 20-25 TA providers that work in the Texas Regional Service Centers in increasing the quality of the child outcomes data collected using the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF). Information and activities related to choosing formal assessment instruments that inform the COSF process, refresher training on the COSF, video and written activities related to reviewing the quality of completed COSFs. 

Developmental Trajectories: Getting to Progress Categories from COS Ratings

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2014
Abstract: 

This presentation provides an overview of how the ratings on the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) form translate to the OSEP progress categories and summary statements, using visual depictions of developmental trajectories between entry and exit. 

COS Process Quality Assurance Activity

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

This training provides guidance for checking the quality of the COS process. For intermediate or advanced learners, particularly those who supervise COS users or are otherwise responsible for assuring the quality of COS data. Learners will:

  • Understand key considerations related to accurately completing the COS process and form
  • Understand how to evaluate a team discussion for quality
  • Understand how to evaluate completed child outcomes summary forms for accuracy

Trainer and participant materials are listed on the webpage.

Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Refresher Activity

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Background on federal and state requirements; review of COS process. This training re-visits the reasons for collecting outcomes data, the three child outcomes, assessment, and the use of the COS form. For intermediate or advanced learners who need a general 'refresher.' Learners will:

  • understand the current requirements and the historical roots of federal accountability
  • understand the various purposes and uses of outcomes measurement
  • understand the content of the three child outcomes
  • differentiate among the three child outcomes
  • differentiate between the 7 points on the rating scale
  • differentiate among age-appropriate, immediate foundational, and foundational skills and behaviors

Trainer and participant materials are listed on the webpage.

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.

What's New? Child Outcomes Training and TA Materials Workshop (Pre-Conference)

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Ted Burke, Ruth Chvojicek, Barbara Cohen, Chelsea Guillen, Darla Gundler, Michelle Lewis , David Lindeman, Peggy Miksch, Phoebe Rinkel, Pat Sue Spear, and Naomi Younggren 

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2011 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Explored popular methods for training and TA on outcomes, such as video, web, and on-line modules. Developers demonstrated new products and discussed with participants how, why, and when to use them for maximum effect. Interactive activities helped participants experience the products'€™ intended use.

What's New? Child Outcomes Training and TA Materials

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Ted Burke, Barbara Cohen, Darla Gundler, Michelle Lewis , and Pat Sue Spear 

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2011 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Included new state-developed training and TA products featured in the pre-conference workshop,  including child videos to promote observational and child development skills (Department of Defense), Emotion-Based Digital Stories (MA-Part C), web-based resources, and online training modules on assessment, child development, and use of the Child Outcomes Summary process (NH-Part C, WI-619, IL-Part C). Participants discussed how, why, and when to use these products and methods for maximum effect!

What Does CEDS (the Common Education Data Standards) Have To Do With Us?

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Missy Cochenour, Meredith Miceli, and Tony Ruggiero 

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2012 Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes Conference. In this session, presenters discussed why Part C and Section 619 programs should pay attention to Common Education Data Standards (CEDS). The presenters also provided an overview of the Common Education Data Standards, demonstrated the tools available to state users, and described how Delaware is using CEDS in the development of their integrated EC data system.

Using Digital Video to Enhance Authentic Assessment Practices and Improve Results for Young Children

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Larry Edelman, Patty Salcedo, and Nan Vendegna 

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2012 Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes Conference. This session shared lessons learned by two statewide efforts that support early care and education providers' use of digital video to enhance authentic assessment practices and improve results for young children. The Results Matter Video Project, a part of the Colorado Department of Education's Office of Early Learning and the Desired Results access Project Video Initiative, funded by the California Department of Education's Special Education Division, described their respective projects and showed clips that illustrate how video is being used in the two states.

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