State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Evaluation Resources

This page provides an annotated list of recommended evaluation resources related to the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). The purpose of this page is to provide easy access to SSIP evaluation resources developed across technical assistance (TA) centers and organizations to support state Part C staff in evaluating program improvement efforts and developing and implementing high quality SSIPs. The resources shown below have been identified by TA providers as most relevant and useful for early intervention and preschool special education.

SSIP Phase II Resources

2016 National Evaluation Webinar Series (January 2016) Logo: National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI)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 ... Read more

Phase II SSIP Evaluation Overview Webinar (December 2014) ECTA Center logoThis 2014 webinar addresses how best to evaluate the SSIP to assist states in identifying improvement strategies that are coherent, aligned and doable in Phase ... Read more

Understanding Phase II Evaluation Requirements (April 2015) IDC logoThis presentation reviews OSEP’s requirements for the evaluation of the SSIP. Published by: IDC Link to Webpage on Understanding Phase II Evaluation Requirements or Link to Presentation on Understanding ... Read more

Measuring Implementation at Multiple Systems Levels logo: OPREThis brief is written for early childhood researchers, program developers, and funders and seeks to introduce the importance of measuring implementation at multiple system levels ... Read more

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SSIP Phase III Resources

Refining Your Evaluation: Refining Intended SSIP Outcomes ECTA Center logoThis 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 ... Read more

Refining Your Evaluation: Refining S.M.A.R.T. Performance Indicators ECTA Center logoThis 2017 document is designed to assist states develop or refine their SSIP performance indicators. It includes a worksheet with a series of questions based ... Read more

Refining Your Evaluation: Data Pathway — From Source to Use ECTA Center logoThis 2017 reference tool includes a series of steps that are required to collect high quality data needed to evaluate SSIP implementation and outcomes. ... Read more

Measuring Implementation at Multiple Systems Levels logo: OPREThis brief is written for early childhood researchers, program developers, and funders and seeks to introduce the importance of measuring implementation at multiple system levels ... Read more

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SSIP Phase II and III Resources

Measuring Implementation at Multiple Systems Levels logo: OPREThis brief is written for early childhood researchers, program developers, and funders and seeks to introduce the importance of measuring implementation at multiple system levels ... Read more

A Framework for Evaluating Systems Initiative logoThis executive summary is directed at state staff engaged in building an early childhood system. It offers a framework for evaluating systems initiatives that connects ... Read more

A Practical Guide to Evaluating Your Own Programs Logoi: Horizon Research, Inc.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 ... Read more

The Program Manager’s Guide to Evaluation logo: OPREThis manual is written for program managers and contains tips, worksheets, and samples to provide information to help you understand each step of the evaluation ... Read more

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SSIP Presentations

2016 National Evaluation Webinar Series (January 2016) Logo: National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI)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 ... Read more

Phase II SSIP Evaluation Overview Webinar (December 2014) ECTA Center logoThis 2014 webinar addresses how best to evaluate the SSIP to assist states in identifying improvement strategies that are coherent, aligned and doable in Phase ... Read more

Understanding Phase II Evaluation Requirements (April 2015) IDC logoThis presentation reviews OSEP’s requirements for the evaluation of the SSIP. Published by: IDC Link to Webpage on Understanding Phase II Evaluation Requirements or Link to Presentation on Understanding ... Read more

Building State Capacity about Key Measurement and Evaluation Issues (April 2015) IDC logoThis workshop focused on three IDC SSIP white papers: Implications of Growth Modeling for SSIP; Performance Indicators As a Tool for Measuring Progress Toward a ... Read more

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