Tag Archives: Local

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 […]

Supporting Young Children with Disabilities

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The Fall 2016 issue of The Future of Children journal focuses on education from prekindergarten to third grade and features an article by DaSy co-Directors Kathy Hebbeler and Donna Spiker. “Supporting Young Children with Disabilities” reviews effective ways to support development and learning among young children with disabilities, including language and social skills interventions, preschool […]

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 […]

Linking Transition Notification Data from Part C to Part B: Designing and Implementing Effective Data System Processes

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Presenters: Kathy Whaley (DaSy, ECTA), Barbara A. Dayal (KS State Dept of Education), Sarah Kate Johnson (WI Dept of Health Services), Bruce Bull (CIID, DaSy, IDC), Sarah Walters (IDC), & Nancy Fuhrman (WI State Dept of Public Instruction) This session discusses the IDEA Part C transition notification requirements for the disclosure of personally identifiable information […]

Meaningful Data for Research and Practice: State Roles in Supporting Local Early Childhood Data Use

Conference: Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention (CRIEI) Date: February 2016 Presenters: Tony Ruggiero, Colleen Murphy, Lauren Barton, & Missy Coffey Cochenour This poster summarizes qualitative information about how state Part C and Part B 619 programs are building local capacity and supporting local program data use. Data include themes drawn from eight state […]

Using Surveys to Understand How the COS Process is Being Implemented in Local Programs

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This 2015 collaborative ECTA/DaSy webinar addresses the use of surveys to learn how local programs are implementing the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process. Information from surveys can be useful for understanding data quality issues and planning improvement strategies. A representative from Idaho Part C describes the state’s experience with surveys and lessons learned. Several examples […]

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 […]

Empowering Parents with Data

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This 2015 two-page document from Data Quality Campaign provides information on steps states have taken to provide parents with vital information and highlights Metro Nashville Public Schools, a district with a strong parents engagement strategy, exemplifying the kinds of district practices states can support. Link to document (PDF)

Family and Community Knowledge Systems: New Tools for Engagement

This 2012 report makes the case that developers of early childhood data systems need to look at indicators related to child well-being outside formal systems of education and care. This includes recognizing the role of family and community knowledge systems in child development and documenting the informal learning children acquire from family and community. Published […]