Using Data for Program Improvement

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.

Accountability for Part C and 619 from a Family Perspective

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Jan Moss (Director for Community Leadership and Advocacy, Center for Learning and Leadership, Univ Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities, OUHSC College of Medicine)

Year: 
2007
Abstract: 

Plenary session presented at the 2007 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

Discussed the background and implications of the requirements for measuring child and family outcomes, including a family's perspective on what is helpful.

Accountability and Early Childhood: In Search of the Next Frontier

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler (ECO at SRI)

Year: 
2008
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2008 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference. Kathy Hebbeler, ECO, presented on building effective early childhood accountability systems including three primary building blocks- system infrastructure, program improvement approaches, and steps toward coherent Pre-K to Grade 3 accountability efforts.

A Guide to Analyzing Data from the Family Outcomes Survey

Type: 
Paper/Report
Author/Presenter: 

Raspa, M., Hebbeler, K. and Bailey, D.

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

The Family Outcomes Survey (FOS) provides a way for state and local programs serving young children to assess the extent to which families have achieved a variety of outcomes. This document provides suggestions on how to analyze the data from the survey; the analyses in turn can be used to plan for program improvement.

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