Using Data for Program Improvement

Got Data? A Workshop on Early Childhood Outcomes

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler, ECO at SRI International; Robin Rooney, ECO at FPG/UNC; and Christina Kasprzak, ECO at FPG/UNC

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Held in Edwardsville, IL and Chicago, IL. This two-day training provided a review of child outcomes measurement and data collection using the COSF. The training also introduced strategies for assuring the quality of COSF data and ways to analyze and use outcome data for program improvement.

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.

Data on Child and Family Outcomes: Tools for Improving State Systems

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Presented at the National Summit on Quality in Home Visiting Programs.

Data Drill Down: Supporting Local Programs in Realizing the Possibilities for Using Data

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Christina Kasprzak, David Lindeman, Chelie Nelson, and Phoebe Rinkel 

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2012 Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes Conference. How can local programs implement a process for drilling down into their data to ensure data quality and program quality? In this session, Kansas  shared their Data Drilldown Guide and training developed for supporting local programs in looking at child outcomes data and planning for improvement. ECO shared a national resource with suggested drill down questions developed for child outcomes (C3/B7) and family outcomes (C4).

Data Analysis for Program Improvement

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler and Cornelia Taylor (ECO at SRI)

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2010 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

This session addressed data analysis for program improvement and include opportunities for hands-on data analysis by participants. Data templates were provided for States using the COSF as well as for States using other assessments for outcomes reporting.

Current Developments: Integrated/Coordinated Early Childhood Longitudinal Data Systems

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Missy Cochenour, Meredith Miceli, and Albert Wat 

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2012 Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Can EC longitudinal data systems provide information to guide Part C and Section 619 program and policy improvements? Presenters facilitated discussion of strategies for developing useful cross agency EC data systems. In addition, OSEP introduced the newly funded State EC Longitudinal Data System TA Center.

Creating Connections: Strengthening Partnerships between Families and Providers

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler, ECO at SRI International

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2007 Virginia Early Intervention Conference. This presentation reviewed the history and rationale related to the selection of child indicators, described what has been learned about implementing measurement systems, and discussed why child indicators are important for improving services to children and families. 

Connecting the Three OSEP Family Outcomes with IFSP Outcomes and Local Practices

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Connie Hawkins (Region 2 PTAC at ECAC NC), Christina Kasprzak (NECTAC and ECO Center at UNC/FPG), and Annette McClure (NC Parent)

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2010 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

So, you have analyzed your family survey data-€“ what'€™s next? In this session, presenters discussed the importance of using family outcomes data to inform state/local program improvement and the connections between the services and supports families receive and the global outcomes reported for accountability purposes. Information was provided on steps to customize improvement activities to address specific issues and challenges. Family perspectives were shared with regard to the OSEP family outcomes as well as how Part C services can better empower families and improve family outcomes.

Child Outcomes: What Are We Learning from National, State, and Local Data?

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2011 Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Meeting in National Harbor, MD.

What are the outcomes of early intervention and early childhood special education? New national data addressing this question were presented. This presentation also addressed why child outcomes data are being collected, data quality, and how these data are being used for accountability and program improvement at multiple levels.

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.

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