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  • New Child Find Self-Assessment Tool

    The Child Find Self-Assessment (CFSA) is a valuable tool for State IDEA Part C programs to identify strategies to promote efficiency in their child find systems, with the goal of ensuring children eligible for services are referred and enrolled. States can use the CFSA as a monitoring tool to ensure they have met the regulatory components of a comprehensive child find system, and as an informational tool to assist with identification and implementation of best practices for child find.

    Developed by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) with support from the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy) and the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA).

    For more information about the tool visit here

  • New interactive resources for child outcomes data

    This 2019 online interactive resource offers an easy-to-understand video that explains how the child outcomes data that local programs collect are converted to the national data reported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). It also includes a set of calculators to help users explore how the data are converted, as well as helpful related resources.

    These interactive resources each include an instructional video, calculators that you can use to convert your own child outcomes data to progress categories and summary statements, plus a set of related resources.

    Select the version of the resource most helpful to you based on the approach your state uses to collect child outcomes data:

    State uses the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process

    State uses another child outcomes data collection method (e.g., publisher’s online tool) to collect child outcomes data

  • New Tip Sheet Series

    This tip sheet series provides concise guidance for collecting and analyzing high-quality data on the implementation of evidence-based practices. The content was designed for staff of state and local early intervention (IDEA Part C) and preschool programs for children with disabilities (IDEA Part B 619), but it is relevant for anyone evaluating the implementation of evidence-based practices.

    Access the tip sheets here

  • ECTA-DaSy learning community on family outcomes data

    We are happy to announce the ECTA-DaSy learning community on family outcomes data is continuing in 2019. Below is more information about the learning community and a link to sign up. If you participated in 2018, you are still on the email list and do not need to sign up again.

    Purpose: The Family Outcomes Data Community of Practice is a forum for individuals to share issues and resources related to family outcomes measurement, including analysis, data quality, and data use and dissemination.  Specific topics will be prioritized by the members, and the calls will focus on state sharing and peer participation. 

    Intended Participants: The learning community is intended for Part C Coordinators, data managers, and other state staff who work directly with analyzing, interpreting, and sharing family survey data in their state.

    Schedule: We are planning to meet every other month on the second Monday of the month from 3:30-4:30 pm ET (12:30-1:30 pm PT; 1:30-2:30 pm MT; 2:30-3:30 pm CT).  We may also meet in person at national meetings if members are interested.  The call dates for 2019 are:

    • Monday, March 11
    • Monday, May 13
    • Monday, July 8
    • Monday, September 9
    • Monday, November 4 (moved to the first Monday to accommodate the Veteran’s Day holiday)

    If you are interested, please continue to the online CoP signup form (or copy/paste:https://unc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_es89MiZG5jWyCQ5).


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