Tag Archives: Program Improvement

State of the States related to Systemic Improvement

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 33rd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2017 Presenters: Christina Kasprzak, Leslie Fox, Ardith Ferguson, Maureen Casey, Alicia Sharma, & Lisa Backer This presentation provides an updated national overview of states’ status on the OSEP-required State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIP) to improve […]

Using Publicly Available Data to Make Program Decisions: One State’s Example

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 33rd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2017 Presenters: Dominique Tunzi, Cornelia Taylor, Megan Cox, & Lisa Backer This poster illustrates an example of how statewide Early Childhood Longitudinal Data Systems or other longitudinal data systems can be used to answer program […]

Using Child Outcomes Data to Improve Programs for Children and Families

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 33rd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2017 Presenters: Christina Kasprzak, Kathy Hebbeler, Cornelia Taylor, & Sherry Bingham This poster shares the latest national outcomes data for children with disabilities 0-5. The poster also features information on how Nevada’s Preschool Special Education […]

Summarizing and Reporting ECTA System Framework Self-Assessment Data to Demonstrate Infrastructure Improvements for SSIP Phase III

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Developed by ECTA and DaSy, this document is designed to illustrate how a state might summarize and report data gathered through the System Framework self-assessment process to document infrastructure improvements in their Phase III SSIP or other program improvement efforts. A template for reporting progress is provided along with an example of hypothetical state data. […]

Local Child Outcomes Measurement System (L-COMS)

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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 […]

Supporting Improvement of Local Child Outcomes Measurement Systems

This webinar introduces a new resource, the Local Child Outcomes Measurement System (L-COMS). The L-COMS can support local programs, such as Early Intervention programs or school districts, in examining and improving their systems for collecting, analyzing and using child outcomes data. This self-assessment numerically rates the current status of the local system and allows for […]

State Early Childhood Inclusion Self-Assessment

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This 2017 self-assessment tool provides a framework for examining key aspects of a State infrastructure that are useful for promoting high quality inclusive practices, programs and policies. The sections of the self-assessment are organized by the nine state recommendations of the Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs (2015). Published […]