Category Archives: Document (PDF)

Analyzing Qualitative Data for Evaluation

This 2009 brief from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) focuses on analyzing qualitative data that your program has collected. It includes an overview of qualitative data; how to plan for qualitative data analysis; how to analyze qualitative data; and the advantages and disadvantages of qualitative data. Link to Document (PDF)

Fiscal Data Profile Template

For a Part C system, the fiscal data profile depicts demographic, service delivery, infrastructure, and administrative data in a variety of ways to make the fiscal data more comprehensible to users. This 2018 Fiscal Data Profile Template Excel tool converts raw program-level fiscal data that a state enters into more engaging and informative graphical displays […]

Pretend New Publication

This 2016 State Spotlight describes the partnership between the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education to build a statewide longitudinal data system with linkages across early intervention, early childhood special education, school-age special education, and general education. The brief also offers guiding questions for other […]

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 […]

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. […]

Local Child Outcomes Measurement System (L-COMS)

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This 2017 resource provides a framework that identifies seven key components of a high-quality child outcomes measurement system at the local level. The L-COMS and two related resources were developed for local Part C and Part B 619/Preschool programs to evaluate their systems and to encourage and support efforts to improve those systems. The L-COMS […]

State Early Childhood Inclusion Self-Assessment

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This 2017 self-assessment tool provides a framework for examining key aspects of a State infrastructure that are useful for promoting high quality inclusive practices, programs and policies. The sections of the self-assessment are organized by the nine state recommendations of the Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs (2015). Published […]