Tag Archives: Data Quality

Local Child Outcomes Measurement System (L-COMS)


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 […]

The Importance of High-Quality IDEA Data

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The Importance of High-Quality IDEA Data features state early intervention and special education professionals and OSEP staff describing how high-quality IDEA data help ensure that children with disabilities receive the early intervention and special education services to which they are entitled. This video from IDEA Data Center (IDC) also provides a brief introduction to the […]

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 […]

Child Outcomes Measurement and Data Quality

Conference: International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI) Date: June 2016 Presenters: Kathleen Hebbeler & Abby Winer Schachner This poster presents the current approaches to child outcomes measurement in the U.S. and key factors and strategies for identifying data quality concerns. Although all states in the U.S. have been required to measure child outcomes for over […]

Collecting High-Quality Child Outcome Data for Program Improvement

See the presentation on Collecting High-quality Child Outcomes Data for Program Improvement: Where we are and where we are going

Conference: OSEP Leadership Date: July 2015 Presenters: Abby Winer, Cornelia Taylor, Kathi Gillaspy, and state staff This presentation shares the current child outcomes data and trends over time, provides a greater understanding of the usefulness of the COMS framework in improving data quality, and discusses what states are doing to examine and improve data quality. […]

Considerations for Making Changes to SIMR Baseline and Targets

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Conference: IDC Interactive Institutes on High-Quality Data & the SSIP Date: Spring 2015 Presenters: Tony Ruggiero, Holly Cavender, Carolee Eslinger, & Ross Lemke This presentation examines the reasons a state’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C and Part B, including 619, would change baselines or targets for their State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). […]

Sharing Data With Locals: Data Quality and Data Use From the Ground

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Conference: IDC Interactive Institutes on High-Quality Data & the SSIP Date: Spring 2015 Presenters: Tony Ruggiero, Chris Thacker, Lynne Kahn, Abby Winer, & Missy Cochenour This topical burst provides guidance and tips for creating data products for local staff and ways to promote a culture of data use at the local level. Link to Presentation […]