Category Archives: ECTA Center

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. […]

Longitudinal Summary Statements Graphing Templates

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These Microsoft Excel templates allow states to create longitudinal graphs of their state’s summary statements. After entering state summary statement data into the worksheet, users can copy and paste the graphs into other files such as presentations and reports. This longitudinal graphing template can also be used as part of a state’s initial broad data […]

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 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 […]

Understanding and Using Fiscal Data: A Guide for Part C Staff

This online learning site is intended to help state Part C lead agency staff better understand strategic fiscal policy questions, the fiscal data elements needed to address those questions, and the benefits of using these data. Fiscal data provides powerful information for decision-making, program management, and policy-making. The use of fiscal data, especially when paired […]

Summarizing and Reporting ECTA System Framework Self-Assessment Data to Demonstrate Infrastructure Improvements for SSIP Phase III

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Developed by ECTA and DaSy, this document is designed to illustrate how a state might summarize and report data gathered through the System Framework self-assessment process to document infrastructure improvements in their Phase III SSIP or other program improvement efforts. A template for reporting progress is provided along with an example of hypothetical state data. […]

Supporting Children By Improving Family Outcomes

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All programs that serve young children and their families can improve outcomes for children by making a difference for their families. This video describes the importance of supporting families, collecting data on family outcomes, and using the data to improve the program. Using the family data collected by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of […]