Category Archives: NCSI

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. […]

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 […]

Infographics for Impact

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The final of three 30 minute data visualization talks, this webinar focuses on how to effectively create and use infographics and answers 3 key questions: How can infographics be useful? What are some examples? What are tips for getting started? Presented by Abby Schachner, Elaine Mulligan, & Patrice Linehan in July 2017 Link to Recording […]

Powerful Presentations

The second of three 30 minute data visualization talks, this webinar focuses on effectively presenting data using animation and presentation tools. Presenters will walk the audience through the process of taking complex concepts and data and creating a fun, engaging animation and presentation. Presented by Kellen Reid, Sandy Grummick, & Valerie Arnold Link to Recording […]

Refining Your Evaluation: Refining Intended SSIP Outcomes

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This 2017 document is designed for states who are currently working to refine and refocus their short and/or long term intended SSIP outcomes. It includes a worksheet to support states in identifying the intended outcomes that are most critical to the success of their SSIP and refining the language of those outcomes to best align […]

Refining Your Evaluation: Refining S.M.A.R.T. Performance Indicators

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This 2017 document is designed to assist states develop or refine their SSIP performance indicators. It includes a worksheet with a series of questions based on S.M.A.R.T. criteria (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely) that will help states write performance indicators, providing the information needed for the SSIP, and will articulate a rationale for making […]

2016 National Evaluation Webinar Series (January 2016)

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A joint collaboration of NCSI, ECTA, IDC, DaSy, and OSEP, webinars on January 14th and 21st, 2016 addressed evaluation planning in the context of the Phase II of the SSIP. The webinars included clarification of OSEP Phase II requirements, development of a quality evaluation plan, and the process of moving from a theory of action […]

Resources and Supports Related to Implementing Effective EI/ECSE Systems and Practices

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Mary Beth Bruder, Carolee Eslinger, Kathleen Hebbeler, Debra Jennings, Christina Kasprzak, & Kristin Reedy This presentation shares information about the work of six OSEP-funded national TA Centers and resources that they’ve developed […]

State of the States Related to Systemic Improvement

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Kristin Reedy, Virginia Reynolds, Christina Kasprzak, Cornelia Taylor, Lisa Baker, & Maureen Casey This presentation provides an updated national overview of states’ status regarding the OSEP-required State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIP) to […]