Tag Archives: Child Outcomes

Preparing and Supporting Staff to Participate in the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process

Conference: 2017 OSEP Leadership Conference Date: July 2017 Presenters: Amy Nicholas This poster provides an overview of national professional development/technical assistance materials that can be used in training and staff support around the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process, including materials that offer opportunities for applied practice and competency assessment. It also includes two state examples […]

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 […]

Child Outcomes Summary-Team Collaboration (COS-TC) Quality Practice Checklist and Descriptions: Online Practice

This online learning site offers Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education providers an online copy of the COS-TC quality practice checklist and descriptions, and provides opportunities to practice with the checklist and descriptions by watching video clips of COS team meetings with families and rating the extent to which providers in the video used […]

A National Picture: Child Outcomes for FFY 2014-15

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ECTA and DaSy Center staff along with several Part C and 619 state staff presented the national child outcomes data for FFY 2014-2015 and discussed state specific variation. The State Child Outcomes Data Quality Profiles, which provide an individualized analysis of a state’s data compared to national data, trends over time within the state, and […]

Identifying and Addressing Early Childhood Outcomes Data Quality to Accurately Measure 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: Cornelia Taylor, Katrina Martin, & Tony Ruggiero This presentation addresses progress states are making toward measuring quality early childhood outcomes data. The presentation describes findings on data quality and teaming from a […]

Using Child Outcomes Data to Drive Program Improvement: New Developments

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenter: Christina Kasprzak & Kathleen Hebbeler This presentation shows the current national outcomes data that all states have reported for children with disabilities 0-5 and describes how states use these data. It also […]

Evaluating Activities Intended to Improve the Quality of Child Outcomes Data

Screen shot: Do staff access avilalbe COS data reports?

Presenters: Kathi Gillaspy (DaSy, ECTA), Ruth Chvojicek (WI Birth-Three Program), Kate Rogers (VT Early Childhood Special Education), Lauren Barton (DaSy, ECTA), Katrina Martin (DaSy, ECTA), & Kellen Reid (DaSy) This session explores evaluation questions that are important to ask throughout implementation of the COS process and national tools that are available to collect data and […]

Building Quality Practices with the COS-Team Collaboration (COS-TC) Toolkit

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Presenters: Lauren Barton (DaSy, ECTA), Naomi Younggren (Department of Defense Army, Educational and Developmental Intervention Program), Cathy Smyth (DaSy, ECTA), & Barbara Jackson (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center) This session digs into the COS-TC Toolkit and its checklist to understand, implement, and gather data about quality practices, teaming, and engaging families in the […]

How to Successfully Integrate the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process into the IFSP Process as a SSIP Implementation Activity

Screen shot of slide w/map of states integrating outcomes into IEP and IFSP

Presenters: Ardith Ferguson (NCSI), Kathi Gillaspy (DaSy, ECTA), Beth Tolley (Infant and Toddler Connection of VA DBHDS), & Naomi Younggren (Department of Defense Army, Educational and Developmental Intervention Program) This session discusses key steps in successful implementation of strategies to integrate the COS process and rating into the IFSP process and resources that provide suggestions […]