Tag Archives: Program Improvement

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 […]

Phase II SSIP Evaluation Overview Webinar (December 2014)

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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

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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 […]