COS Process Online Module: Collecting & Using Data to Improve Programs

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 
Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center Staff and The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy) staff
Age: 
0-3/Part C /Early Intervention
Age: 
3-5/Section 619/Preschool
Year: 
2015
Month: 
May
Abstract: 
This online learning module from ECTA Center and DaSy provides key information about the COS process, and the practices that contribute to consistent and meaningful COS decision-making. Over the course of multiple sessions, participants will learn about:
  • why child outcomes data are collected;
  • the key features of the COS process;
  • the essential knowledge needed to complete the COS process;
  • how the three child outcomes are measured through the process;
  • how to identify accurate COS ratings using a team-based process;
  • the importance of comparing children’s current functional performance to age-expected functioning;
  • when and how to measure progress in the three child outcome areas; and
  • how to document ratings and evidence to support those ratings in COS documentation.
Sessions currently available include:
  • Session 1: So What's This All About?
  • Session 2: Overview of the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process
  • Session 3: Essential Knowledge for Completing the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process
  • Session 4: The 7-Point Scale
  • Session 5: Determining a Rating
  • Session 6: Good Teaming, Good Decisions
  • Session 7: Documenting the COS Rating
  • First posted May, 2015. Updated as new sessions completed.
Topics: 
Child Outcomes
Topics: 
Child Outcomes Summary Process/COSF
Topics: 
Data Systems