Using Data for Program Improvement

Using Data for Program Improvement

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Ann Bailey (RRCP MN), and Christina Kasprzak (NECTAC and ECO at UNC/FPG)

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2010 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

In this session, presenters discussed the use of outcomes data to drive State and local program improvement. Participants reviewed and analyzed sample State data to develop a better understanding of State and local issues and determine what types of improvement activities a State might implement, including changing policies and guidance, and providing targeted training and TA.

Using COSF Implementation Surveys to Identify Improvement Activities

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lisa Backer (MN 619) and Kim Carlson (OH 619)

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2010 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Surveys of providers and administrators can help States identify issues that may influence data quality and plan technical assistance and training activities. Examples from Minnesota and Ohio were presented, including content and methodology of their surveys, key findings, and how they utilized results to develop improvement activities.

Understanding and Using the Results from the NCSEAM Family Survey

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Batya Elbaum (NCSEAM)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

This presentation discussed how to interpret the results from the NCSEAM Family survey and use the results for program planning and improvement.

The Role of QRIS in Improving Quality for Preschool Children with IEPs

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Anna Carter, Rena Hallam, Vivian James, and Verna Thompson 

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2012 Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Presenters from DE and NC discussed the benefits and potential of 619 engagement in state Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) development and use, as well as considerations specifically related to making QRIS work for programs which include children with disabilities, such as strategies for measurement, incentives for involvement, licensing and monitoring, and others.

Steps in Building the National System

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler (SRI), Lynne Kahn (ECO), Lauren Barton (SRI), and Donna Spiker (SRI)

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Meeting. <p>In response to the federal push for results-based performance indicators, the U.S. Department of Education undertook the development of a national outcomes measurement system for early childhood programs serving children with disabilities. This system, built around state-reported data on child progress for three outcomes, has been well received by key stakeholders. This set of presentations described the background for this system, implementation choices and issues faced by state agencies, and how states are planning to use these data to improve programs in addition to submitting them for federal accountability. The panel shared the national findings and discussed their validity and significance. The panel also discussed lessons about the supports and barriers to building a large scale measurement system such as the need for appropriate assessment approaches for accountability measurement with young children and the importance of procedures for improving data quality. 

Promoting Quality Child Outcomes Data

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler, Donna Spiker, Lauren Barton and Cornelia Taylor (ECO at SRI)

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 3rd International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI) Conference, held May 2-5, 2011. ECO staff discussed the ENHANCE project and ways to promote quality child outcomes data.

Partnering with Local Programs and Families to Interpret and Use Outcomes Data

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Maureen Casey, Tony Ruggiero, and Verna Thompson 

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2011 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Two states shared their recent efforts to collaborate with local programs and families to review outcomes data and make decisions related to program improvement. The Delaware Preschool program has conducted site visits where they reviewed and discussed child outcomes data with local districts. The state provided statewide and district level data analyzed by a number of variables for locals to review, identify "€˜red flags"€™ in data quality, and determine next steps for improvement. A recent New York Part C project focused on sharing family survey data with families in the program. Statewide and county level data were shared and families helped with interpreting and thinking about potential activities for program improvement.

Pacific TA Meeting: Quality Practices in Early Intervention and Preschool Programs

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

ECO staff

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Intended for Part C and Part B, Section 619 staff (including administrators, teachers, and providers) who work in the pacific jurisdictions, this TA meeting provided opportunities for participants to gain knowledge and skills related to quality practices in early intervention and preschool. The agenda included developing high quality IFSPs/IEPs, collecting and reporting child outcomes data, approaches to service delivery, and transition.

Overview of ENHANCE: Research Underway on the Validity of the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF)

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Lauren Barton and Donna Spiker (ECO at SRI)

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2010 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Are COSF data valid and reliable? This session provided an overview of a research project underway to investigate the validity of the COSF. Plans for using information learned to provide better guidance about the COSF and implementing the COSF process were shared. The group discussed the kinds of validity information needed by States and specific content that might be important to investigate further in the studies.

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.

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