State-Developed Resources

This page contains links to state-specific publications, presentations and other resources related to early childhood and to data systems. The purpose of this page is to provide an opportunity for sharing of state materials. These resources have been developed by the states and the findings, conclusions and opinions expressed in these resources are those of the authors. If you have questions or suggestions for this page please contact us.

Alaska

More than Referral: Linkages between Early Intervention and Child Welfare Data and Improved Child Outcomes More than Referral (title slide)Presenters: Taletha Derrington, Bruce Sheppard, Ardith Ferguson, Christy Scott, & Kenneth Smith This 2013 collection of presentations discuss implementation issues and their implications for state IDEA data systems. Panelists from three states describe their states’ linkages and discuss how implementation ... Read more

Linking Outcomes and CAPTA (2013) Title slide imageThis 2013 presentation discusses Alaska Part C’s collaboration with CAPTA and their pilot study of CAPTA referrals on child outcomes. Presented at 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference Link to Presentation Read more

Arizona

Assessment and Data-Based Decisions logoThis document describes Arizona Department of Education’s (ADE) approach to assessment and data-based decision making process. The ADE early childhood assessment system is designed for all children including English language learners, children with special needs, and children from diverse cultural ... Read more

Preventing Data Analysis Paralysis: Strategic Data Analysis Using Data Analysis Plans Title slide imagePresenters: Jean Shimer, Patti Fougere, Karen Walker, Karie Taylor, Abby Winer, & Tony Ruggiero This 2014 presentation shares state approaches to data analysis in Phase I of the SSIP. Through their experiences, these states illustrate the importance of having a ... Read more

California

Desired Results Family Brochure Seal: Department of Education, State of CaliforniaThis 2013 brochure describes the Desired Results for Children and Families system which is used to measure child outcomes for children with disabilities in the state of California. This brochure can be used as an example for how to format ... Read more

Colorado

Data Visualization: A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Numbers Blue EyeThis 2014 webinar is an encore presentation from the 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes conference and explores the “why’s, what’s and how’s” of visualizing data. Different approaches that some states have used to display data in innovative and visually interesting ... Read more

More than Referral: Linkages between Early Intervention and Child Welfare Data and Improved Child Outcomes More than Referral (title slide)Presenters: Taletha Derrington, Bruce Sheppard, Ardith Ferguson, Christy Scott, & Kenneth Smith This 2013 collection of presentations discuss implementation issues and their implications for state IDEA data systems. Panelists from three states describe their states’ linkages and discuss how implementation ... Read more

In Search of the Perfect Data System In Search of the Perfect Data SystemPresenters: Christy Scott, Mike Hinricher, & Bruce Bull This 2013 presentation probes, articulates, discusses and seeks cross state audience solutions to data system challenges. Presentation Read more

Spotlight on Data: The Role of State Leadership in Using CAPTA Data to Improve Quality Colorado Dept. of Human Services logoThis 2013 presentation discusses how leadership shaped culture and created a focus on data in Colorado Part C’s collaboration with CAPTA. Presented at 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference Link to Presentation Read more

In Search of the Perfect Data System Red DaSyThis 2013 presentation discusses solutions to data system challenges. Presented by 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference Link to Presentation Read more

Ensuring Indicator 12 Data Is Valid…Lets not throw the baby out with the bathwater Colorado Department of EducationlogoThis 2011 presentation provides information and guidance regarding SPP Indicator 12 requirements and includes recommended strategies for ensuring valid and reliable data. Presented by: Colorado Department of Education Link to Presentation Read more

Tracking Child Outcomes Statewide: Integrating Data in the EHDI System silhouette of babyThis 2011 presentation discusses tracking outcomes in an integrated data system in Colorado. Presented at the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Meeting in 2011. Link to Presentation Read more

District of Columbia

Use of Data for Monitoring Part C and B 619 Six Step Framework detailPresenters: Krista Scott, Bruce Bull, & Debbie Cate This 2013 presentation discusses updating and aligning monitoring processes to be data-driven, maintaining general supervision responsibilities, monitoring for compliance AND results, supporting local and state level improvement/TA efforts, while balancing the load ... Read more

Use of Data for Monitoring Part C and B 619 Image of man with three babiesThis 2013 presentation discusses challenges and solutions in the efforts to use data for monitoring Part C and 619 programs. Presented at 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference Link to Presentation Read more

Florida

A Data Framework for Addressing the Needs of Seminole County’s Children, Youth, and Families logoThis 2012 report provides examples of how to visually present data to general stakeholder audiences. In addition, explanations are given about how gathering and analyzing certain types of data to enable states to improve outcomes for children and families. Published by: ... Read more

Idaho

Early Childhood Outcomes: Who, What, Why, and How logoThis brochure is designed to provide families with information about child outcomes and how the data collected on child outcomes are used by the Part C program. The publication links child outcomes measurement practices to program assessment and evaluation processes/procedures. Published ... Read more

Under the Hood with the DaSy System Design and Development Framework: The Mechanics of a High Performance Data System Presenters: Taletha Derrington, David Mills, Catherine Hancock, Kyla Patterson, Christy Cronheim, Rick Harris, & Emily Hackleman This 2014 presentation explores the DaSy System Design and Development Framework component, a tool that states can use to understand the mechanics of a ... Read more

Data Governance Demystified: Concepts to Reality Presenters: Bruce Bull, Sharon Walsh, Denise Mauzy, Christy Cronheim, Rick Harris, & Maria Synodi This 2014 presentation focuses on the role of Data Governance in protecting data and facilitating improved results. State successes and challenges will be explored: authority, accountability, ... Read more

Indiana

Integrated Data Systems: Successes & Challenges in the Indiana EHDI Program silhouette of babyThis 2011 presentation discusses the successes and challenges of using an integrated data system in the Indiana EHDI Program. Presented at: 2011 Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Meeting Link to Presentation Read more

Kansas

Are you Ready? Preparing Part C and 619 as a Stakeholder in an ECIDS Spider web of SLDS stakeholdersPresenters: Sarah Walters, Colleen Murphy, Kathi Gillaspy, Elliot Regenstein, & Missy Cochenour This 2014 presentation discusses the key principles and skills needed for Part C and 619 staff to be informed stakeholders in a state early childhood integrated data system ... Read more

Incorporating EC Data into Your Longitudinal Data System: Why Does It Matter to Part C and 619? U.S. map with ECIDS projects markedPresenters: Tiffany Smith, Lori McReynolds, Brian Morrison, Phil Koshkin, Missy Cochenour, & Amy Nicholas This 2013 presentation provides basic information about the differences between the ECIDS and the SLDS. How states are working to incorporate EC data into the SLDS ... Read more

The ABCs of Collecting Early Childhood Data IES logoThis 2013 presentation discusses how Kansas, who started the process of integrating early childhood data with K–12 data in 2011, approached working with early childhood programs. Presented at: NCES’ 26th Annual Management Information Systems (MIS) Conference Link to Presentation Read more

Incorporating EC Data into Your State’s Longitudinal Data System: Why Does it Matter to Part C and 619? SLDS SST logoThis 2013 presentation provides basic information about the differences between the ECIDS and the SLDS and discusses the unique challenges and benefits of ECIDS to Part C and B. Presented at 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference Link to Presentation Read more

Maryland

Maryland: Establishing Partnerships to Build Data Use Capacity Spotlight iconThis 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 ... Read more

Moving Maryland Forward: Birth through Five system of services for children with disabilities and their families This 2016 booklet from Maryland provides an example of a data analysis product for a broader audience, including families and legislative representatives. The following elements of Data Use are addressed: DU1c, Pages 13-18 DU1e, DU3a, DU3d, DU4a, & DU6a, entire document DU3b, Pages ... Read more

Maryland State Department of Education website on State Performance Plan results logoThis webpage displays the State and local results for the indicators in the State Performance Plan (SPP). Annually, the most current data will be reported, along with updated narratives in the Annual Performance Report (APR) for comparison to the previous ... Read more

Promising Practices for Incorporating IDEA Birth-Five Programs in State Professional Development Systems Cartoon of insomniac surrounded by sleeping sheepThis 2013 session provides information about a variety of approaches used by Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grantees to integrate IDEA programs in their professional development systems development. State presenters will share successes, lessons learned, and discuss ongoing ... Read more

Incorporating EC Data into Your Longitudinal Data System: Why Does It Matter to Part C and 619? U.S. map with ECIDS projects markedPresenters: Tiffany Smith, Lori McReynolds, Brian Morrison, Phil Koshkin, Missy Cochenour, & Amy Nicholas This 2013 presentation provides basic information about the differences between the ECIDS and the SLDS. How states are working to incorporate EC data into the SLDS ... Read more

Tracking the Achievement of Children Receiving Part C Early Intervention Services (Birth to Three) Into the Third Grade IES logoThis 2013 presentation discusses the findings of a historical cohort study that examined 58,839 children who received early intervening services for a cohort in 2006–07, what their educational placement was by grade three (2010–11), and how the Part C cohort ... Read more

Incorporating EC Data into Your State’s Longitudinal Data System: Why Does it Matter to Part C and 619? SLDS SST logoThis 2013 presentation provides basic information about the differences between the ECIDS and the SLDS and discusses the unique challenges and benefits of ECIDS to Part C and B. Presented at 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference Link to Presentation Read more

Improving Results for Children: The Sharing of Child/Student Early Intervention and Special Education Information for “Legitimate Educational Interests” logoThis 2011 technical assistance brief details the circumstances under which it is permissible to share Part C and Part B data, while maintaining federal and State confidentiality requirements and protections. Published by: Maryland State Department of Education Link to Document (PDF) Read more

A Look at Maryland’s Early Childhood Data System logoThis report is a case study of Maryland’s progress (as of 2009) toward building and using early childhood data systems. Published by: National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Link to Document (PDF)   Read more

Massachusetts

Preventing Data Analysis Paralysis: Strategic Data Analysis Using Data Analysis Plans Title slide imagePresenters: Jean Shimer, Patti Fougere, Karen Walker, Karie Taylor, Abby Winer, & Tony Ruggiero This 2014 presentation shares state approaches to data analysis in Phase I of the SSIP. Through their experiences, these states illustrate the importance of having a ... Read more

Early Childhood Information System (ECIS) Vision Document Apple with "eec"This 2011 document provides a vision for Massachusetts’ Early Childhood Information System (ECIS). It describes how Massachusetts engaged stakeholders in the process of creating a vision for the system; identifies essential data elements central to the development of the system; ... Read more

Minnesota

The Critical Role of Education Data in Early Childhood Pay For Success Efforts Image of red DaSyConference: STATS-DC Date: August 2017 Presenters: Jennifer Tschantz , Megan Cox, & Donna Spiker This session will provide an overview of Pay For Success (PFS), an innovative financing mechanism being used to expand early childhood programs. The types of administrative and child-level data contained ... Read more

Using Your State’s Data to Develop and Answer Critical Questions Logo: CEDSConference: STATS-DC Date: August 2017 Presenters: Nancy Copa, Courtney Petrosky, Anita Larson, & Avisia Whiteman Your state has a lot of data, but do you know how to use it to ask and answer questions about children/students, families, personnel and programs? The Center for ... Read more

Why CEDS for Part C and 619: The Benefits of Using Common Education Data Standards Common Education Data Standards logoPresenters: Meredith Miceli, Lisa Backer, & Suzanne Raber This 2013 presentation helps participants understand the benefits of using common data elements and definitions in their early childhood data systems. Tools developed by the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) initiative are ... Read more

CEDS: Common Data Elements and Definitions for Part C and 619 Programs CEDS Anatomy: The BasicsConference:OSEP Leadership Date: July 2013 Presenters: Missy Cochenour, Suzanne Raber, Meredith Miceli, & Lisa Backer This presentation provides an opportunity for participants to discuss the benefits and challenges of developing data systems across their programs with common data elements and definitions. ... Read more

Promising Practices for Incorporating IDEA Birth-Five Programs in State Professional Development Systems Cartoon of insomniac surrounded by sleeping sheepThis 2013 session provides information about a variety of approaches used by Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grantees to integrate IDEA programs in their professional development systems development. State presenters will share successes, lessons learned, and discuss ongoing ... Read more

Why CEDS for Part C and 619: Benefits of Using Common Education Data Standards Common Education Data Standards logoThis 2013 presentation discusses how CEDS support state agencies responsible for early intervention and preschool special education programs and their data. Presented at 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference Link to Presentation Read more

Nebraska

The Nebraska EHDI Electronic Data System and Follow-Up silhouette of babyThis 2011 presentation from the EHDI national meeting discusses the development of an integrated data system in Nebraska. Presented at the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Meeting in 2011. Link to Presentation     Read more

Oregon

More than Referral: Linkages between Early Intervention and Child Welfare Data and Improved Child Outcomes More than Referral (title slide)Presenters: Taletha Derrington, Bruce Sheppard, Ardith Ferguson, Christy Scott, & Kenneth Smith This 2013 collection of presentations discuss implementation issues and their implications for state IDEA data systems. Panelists from three states describe their states’ linkages and discuss how implementation ... Read more

Oregon’s ecWeb EI/ECSE Data System Oregon Department of Education logoThis 2013 presentation demonstrates how Oregon’s ecWeb captures CAPTA, Early Intervention, and Child Outcome Data in One Program. Presented at 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference Link to Presentation Read more

A Collaborative Approach to Improving Data Collection for 1-3-6: Oregon’s EHDI Program silhouette of babyThis presentation from the EHDI 2011 national meeting discusses a collaborative approach to improving data collection in Oregon. Presented by: 2011 Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Meeting Link to Presentation   Read more

Pennsylvania

Components of an Effective Data Team " "Conference: 2017 OSEP Leadership Conference Date: July 2017 Presenters: Haidee Bernstein, Mary Anketell & Emily Hackleman The poster session highlights how data teams can be used promote collaboration around implementing data-informed decisions and how Pennsylvania promoted the use of Data teams at their Data ... Read more

Going from Questions to Answers: Using Data at the Local Level " "Conference: 2017 OSEP Leadership Conference Date: July 2017 Presenters: Mary Anketell, Dina Stipetic, Laura Hudson, & Kerry Belodoff This poster displays information on building capacity for local data inquiry, analysis, and visualization. Link to Poster Link to Handout Read more

Digging into “Data Use” Using the DaSy Framework Component DaSy Data System FrameworkPresenters: Jim Coyle, Jan Stevenson, Denise Mauzy, & Donna Spiker This 2014 presentation explores the Data Use component of the DaSy Framework and includes in-depth discussions and hands on activities related to the Data Use component. Session leaders include ... Read more

Under the Hood with the DaSy System Design and Development Framework: The Mechanics of a High Performance Data System Presenters: Taletha Derrington, David Mills, Catherine Hancock, Kyla Patterson, Christy Cronheim, Rick Harris, & Emily Hackleman This 2014 presentation explores the DaSy System Design and Development Framework component, a tool that states can use to understand the mechanics of a ... Read more

Understanding Early Intervention Data Systems Pennsylvania Early Intervention "PELICAN" logoThis 2012 two-page family handout was developed by Pennsylvania to explain key points about the PA early intervention data system, including what data is stored there, benefits to families, and family access. Published by Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early ... Read more

Tennessee

Developing or Enhancing Business Requirements to Improve Data Quality: Spend Time Now or Pay ($$) Later Success Arrow in Bullseye of TargetPresenters: Jeff Sellers & Mike Hinricher This 2014 session provides an overview of the approach to properly gathering and developing business requirements for data systems. It is designed to educate and inform IDEA Part C and 619 state staff of ... Read more

In Search of the Perfect Data System In Search of the Perfect Data SystemPresenters: Christy Scott, Mike Hinricher, & Bruce Bull This 2013 presentation probes, articulates, discusses and seeks cross state audience solutions to data system challenges. Presentation Read more

In Search of the Perfect Data System Red DaSyThis 2013 presentation discusses solutions to data system challenges. Presented by 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference Link to Presentation Read more

Results-Based Monitoring for Improvement Image of man with three babiesThis 2013 presentation discusses the use of Results-Based Monitoring for Improvement (RBMI) as an opportunity to update and align Part C work to the broader work of the state DOE. Presented by 2013 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference Link to Presentation Read more

Utah

Are you Ready? Preparing Part C and 619 as a Stakeholder in an ECIDS Spider web of SLDS stakeholdersPresenters: Sarah Walters, Colleen Murphy, Kathi Gillaspy, Elliot Regenstein, & Missy Cochenour This 2014 presentation discusses the key principles and skills needed for Part C and 619 staff to be informed stakeholders in a state early childhood integrated data system ... Read more

Parent Rights, Responsibilities, and Resources in Early Intervention This handbook helps Utah parents understand their rights, responsibilities, and resources as the parent of a child receiving early intervention services, and is available in both English and Spanish. Published by: Utah Early Intervention Program Link to Document in English (PDF) Link to ... Read more

Virginia

Creating a Culture of Data Use at the Local Level Conference: 2017 OSEP Leadership Conference Date: July 2017 Presenters: Abby Schachner, Kyla Patterson, & Tony Ruggiero This poster highlights work and resources from the DaSy Center and Virginia Part C to build a culture of data use at the local level. Link to Poster Read more

Under the Hood with the DaSy System Design and Development Framework: The Mechanics of a High Performance Data System Presenters: Taletha Derrington, David Mills, Catherine Hancock, Kyla Patterson, Christy Cronheim, Rick Harris, & Emily Hackleman This 2014 presentation explores the DaSy System Design and Development Framework component, a tool that states can use to understand the mechanics of a ... Read more