Tag Archives: Program Improvement

Phase II SSIP Evaluation Overview Webinar (December 2014)

ECTA Center logo

This 2014 webinar addresses how best to evaluate the SSIP to assist states in identifying improvement strategies that are coherent, aligned and doable in Phase I. The evaluation plan is a critical component of the state systemic improvement plan required to be developed in Phase II. Published by: DaSy/ECTA Link to the Webpage on Evaluating […]

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 will be useful for States planning on conducting their SSIP evaluation internally. The manual provides a nice overview of the evaluation process and includes the basic steps of planning for […]

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 […]

Building High-Quality Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education Programs

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Christina Kasprzak, Megan Vinh, & Grace Kelley This presentation gives an overview of the ECTA System Framework, including it’s purpose, intended audience, and structure. The System Framework is designed to support state […]

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 […]

Finance Management 101 for Early Childhood Programs

Smiling infant in front of flowered wallpaper

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenter: Maureen Greer, Jamie Kilpatrick, Katy McCullough, Kellen Reid, & Donna Spiker This poster displays the powerful uses of fiscal data to inform program budget development and management, implementation, and sustainability. Link to […]

SSIP Phase III Process Guide

ECTA Center logo

This 2016 guide includes key considerations and resources to support states in implementing the SSIP and evaluating implementation progress and outcomes. Particularly useful are the Key Terms section, the lists of resources in each section, and the section compiling all of the guide’s Tools and Resources for Phase III. Published by: ECTA Center, DaSy Center, […]

How High Quality IDEA Data Supports Systemic Change in States

Conference: OSEP Project Directors Date: August 2016 Presenters: Dave Phillips, Bill Huennekens, Donna Spiker, & Tom Fiore This 2016 presentation provides examples from four TA centers of how high-quality IDEA data can contribute to systemic changes that strengthen data infrastructures in states, which enable the improvement of services and supports for students with disabilities. Link […]