Category Archives: Conference

Evaluating Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices (August 2016)

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In this interactive session, participants will hear about and discuss feasible ways that states are planning to evaluate implementation of evidence-based practices. Presenters and state panelists will share concrete examples of different ways they are gathering and using data to evaluate implementation of practices such as practice profiles, coaching logs, DEC Recommended Practices Performance Checklists, […]

Understanding what HIPAA Is and Is Not

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Presenters: Baron Rodriguez (DaSy, EDTAP, PTAC), Ann Agnew (DaSy), & Ross Lemke (IDC) The session covers working knowledge on HIPAA regulations and requirements as well as ways HIPAA and FERPA overlap or interact. Participants will gain knowledge about HIPAA as it relates to Part C and Part B 619 agencies, programs, and service providers. Aspects […]

Using Formative Assessment to Evaluate Children’s Progress in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education

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Presenters: Virginia Buysse (American Institutes for Research), Alise Paillard (WestEd), & Taletha Derrington (DaSy, NCSI) This session explores the “what” and “how” of using formative assessment for evaluating children’s progress within Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education. Formative assessment results for individual children can then be aggregated to the program/school and state levels to […]

Improving Programs through Data-Driven Decisions: From Critical Questions to Data Reporting

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Presenters: Presented by Missy Coffey Cochenour (CIID, DaSy, IDC) & Abby Schachner (DaSy, ECTA) This “hands-on” session provides states with a roadmap for identifying, organizing, and visually displaying the data elements needed to answer state prioritized questions. This process is demonstrated using the Center for Early Childhood IDEA Data Systems (DaSy) Critical Questions and the […]

Making RDA a Reality in your Part C General Supervision System

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Presenters: Grace Kelley (DaSy, ECTA, NCSI), Sharon Walsh (DaSy, ECTA), Sherry Franklin (DaSY, ECTA), & Anne Lucas (DaSy, ECTA) This session discusses incorporating RDA principles in your general supervision system, including modifying monitoring processes, local determinations, implementing system improvement efforts, and providing resources for building an effective accountability and quality improvement system. Link to Presentation […]

Start Using Process and Data Models

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Presenters: Robin Nelson (DaSy) & Bruce Bull (DaSy, CIID, IDC) This session introduces process and data models, excellent tools for improving communication between program and technical staff during data system development. Developing and using these models provides all parties a clear understanding of what the data system is (or will be) designed to do. The […]

Wishful Thinking or Developmental Science? Appropriate Measurement of Part C Infant/Toddler Social-Emotional Outcomes

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Presenters: Taletha Derrington (DaSy, NCSI), Pam Thomas (MO Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education), Catherine Hoelscher (UT Dept of Health), & Karen Finello (NCSI) This panel discussion session is on how to accurately measure social-emotional outcomes and developmental progress among infants and toddlers enrolled in Part C services. The panel addresses the use of chronological […]

Evaluating Activities Intended to Improve the Quality of Child Outcomes Data

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Presenters: Kathi Gillaspy (DaSy, ECTA), Ruth Chvojicek (WI Birth-Three Program), Kate Rogers (VT Early Childhood Special Education), Lauren Barton (DaSy, ECTA), Katrina Martin (DaSy, ECTA), & Kellen Reid (DaSy) This session explores evaluation questions that are important to ask throughout implementation of the COS process and national tools that are available to collect data and […]