Category Archives: SSIP Phase II

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 […]

Phase II SSIP Evaluation Overview Webinar (December 2014)

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This 2014 webinar addresses how best to evaluate the SSIP to assist states in identifying improvement strategies that are coherent, aligned and doable in Phase I. The evaluation plan is a critical component of the state systemic improvement plan required to be developed in Phase II. Published by: DaSy/ECTA Link to the Webpage on Evaluating […]

Measuring Implementation at Multiple Systems Levels

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This brief is written for early childhood researchers, program developers, and funders and seeks to introduce the importance of measuring implementation at multiple system levels and proposes tools for doing so, including a cascading logic model that makes connections between the outcomes and resources of different systems. The brief uses two illustrative examples: (1) a […]

A Framework for Evaluating Systems Initiative

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This executive summary is directed at state staff engaged in building an early childhood system. It offers a framework for evaluating systems initiatives that connects the diverse elements involved in systems change. The executive summary includes general principles for evaluating systems initiatives and figures that support states in developing a theory of change and making […]

A Practical Guide to Evaluating Your Own Programs

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This manual is written for community-based organizations and provides a practical guide to program evaluation. It focuses on internal evaluation conducted by program staff, which will be useful for States planning on conducting their SSIP evaluation internally. The manual provides a nice overview of the evaluation process and includes the basic steps of planning for […]

An Evaluation Guidebook

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This guidebook provides step-by-step instructions on how to design and carry out an evaluation. It details how to (1) develop outcome statements, indicators, and evaluation questions, (2) formulate an evaluation methodology and collect, assess, and summarize data, and (3) develop and disseminate evaluation findings and recommendations. This guidebook could also be used as a reference […]

Developing Useful Logic Models

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This presentation is geared toward helping practitioners develop useful logic models. The slides address the hallmarks of well-constructed, useful logic models and how to use logic model for program evaluation planning, implementation, and using the findings. The slides do a nice job of breaking down and explaining the different components and terminology associated with a […]

Logic Model Development Guide

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This guide is written for a broad audience to clarify the what, why, and how of logic models: what logic models are and the different types; why a program should develop a logic model; and how a logic model can be used to guide implementation and plan for evaluation. The guide includes templates and checklists […]

SSIP Phase II Process Guide

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The focus of Phase II of the SSIP is on building state capacity to support Early Intervention Service (EIS) programs and/or EIS providers with the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) that will lead to measurable improvement in the State-identified Measurable Result(s) (SIMR) for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. The SSIP Phase II […]