Author Archives: Kerry Belodoff

SSIP Evaluation Workshops: Introductory Webinar

This webinar introduced an exciting opportunity to participate in two online workshop series for Part C and Part B 619 program staff: evaluating infrastructure improvements, and evaluating early intervention/early childhood special education practice change and fidelity. Each workshop series will involve hands-on work and offer concrete strategies for improving or fine-tuning your SSIP evaluation plan. […]

Linking SSIP Implementation and Evaluation: Learning from States

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Conference: OSEP Leadership Conference Date: July 2017 Presenters: Abby Schachner, Anne Lucas, Christy Cronheim, Stacy Kong, & Maria Ospoyich This presentation shares strategies used by three Part C states, Idaho, Hawaii and Colorado to ensure plans were feasible, manageable and meaningful and that implementation activities were clearly connected to their evaluation. This presentation also presents […]

Evaluating PD Activities: Learning from State Examples

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Conference: OSEP Leadership Conference Date: July 2017 Presenters: Alan Phillips, Claudia Fabian, & Megan Cox This presentation introduces participants to the PD activities, evaluation questions and methods to illustrate how two states are using evaluation data to make decisions on next steps in implementation. Link to Presentation

State of the States related to Systemic Improvement

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 33rd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2017 Presenters: Christina Kasprzak, Leslie Fox, Ardith Ferguson, Maureen Casey, Alicia Sharma, & Lisa Backer This presentation provides an updated national overview of states’ status on the OSEP-required State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIP) to improve […]

Using Publicly Available Data to Make Program Decisions: One State’s Example

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 33rd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2017 Presenters: Dominique Tunzi, Cornelia Taylor, Megan Cox, & Lisa Backer This poster illustrates an example of how statewide Early Childhood Longitudinal Data Systems or other longitudinal data systems can be used to answer program […]

Using Child Outcomes Data to Improve Programs for Children and Families

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 33rd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2017 Presenters: Christina Kasprzak, Kathy Hebbeler, Cornelia Taylor, & Sherry Bingham This poster shares the latest national outcomes data for children with disabilities 0-5. The poster also features information on how Nevada’s Preschool Special Education […]