Author Archives: Stephany Garcia

Collecting and Using Evaluation Data on Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices

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Conference: National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute Date: May 2019 Presenters: Margaret Gillis, Kathleen Hebbeler This presentation includes information of basic information principles related to evaluating practice implementation, features of high-quality tools and methods for evaluating practice implementation, strategies for making evaluation of practice implementation more practical and strategies for summarizing data on practice implementation for different […]

Thinking about Alignment in Early Care and Education: Definitions and Overview

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Conference: Child Care and Early Education Policy Research Consortium Date: April 2019 Presenters: Kathleen Hebbeler This presentation to the Child Care and Early Education Policy Research Consortium annual meeting provides an overview of some system alignment concepts. It includes a review of multiple perspectives of systems in early childhood; definitions for key terms like integration, coordination, […]

Evaluating Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices: Tips for Improving Quality and Feasibility

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Learn about best practices for evaluating practice change and fidelity, including characteristics of a high-quality data collection too. Hear from one state on how they have made improvements to create a feasible evaluation plan. Presented by Debbie Shaver, Margaret Gillis, Katy McCullough and Stacy Kong in February 2019 Link to Webinar RecordingLink to Webinar PowerPoint  

Oh, the Places You’ll Go …with Data Personnel

Conference: Early Childhood Personnel Center Cross-Cohort Leadership Institute Date: September 2018Presenters: Kathleen Hebbeler This presentation contains information on the benefits of building a comprehensive system of personnel data. It also includes the functions of a data system and uses of data. Link to Presentation

You’re Invited! How Data Parties Contribute to a Culture of Participation in Internal Evaluation Activities

In this blog post, Omoshalewa Bamkole, an Evaluation Fellow in the Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD) in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shares her experiences of working within a unique data culture including tips on how to shape your own. Link […]

Part C & 619 Data Displays

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The U.S. Department of Education houses user-friendly displays of each SPP/APR on the GRADS360 website. These data displays include historical data, targets, and annual data for several fiscal years for all required Part C and 619 indicators. Part C indicators 5 (child find birth to one) and 6 (child find birth to three) also include […]

Excel calculator for computing the Number and Percentage of Infants and Toddlers who did not Receive Early Intervention Services for at Least Six Months

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This Excel tool can be used to compute the difference between valid entry and exit dates for children receiving early intervention services and count the number of children with less than or more than 6 months of service. The tool will generate a count of the number of infants and toddlers who were in the […]

Guidance for computing the Number and Percentage of Infants and Toddlers who did not Receive Early Intervention Services for at Least Six Months

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This Word document provides guidance for states that can support the calculation of the Number and Percentage of Infants and Toddlers who Received Early Intervention Services for at Least Six Months. The guidance provides information about data requirements, assumptions, and data quality checks. The tool takes into account the expected variability in how states define […]