Category Archives: Phase III

State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Phase III Year 1 State Identified Measureable Results Statements and Reports

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This 2018 webpage lists each state’s selected child or family outcome that they are working to improve through their State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). The outcome that the state has selected is referred to as their State-identified Measureable Result(s) (SiMR). SIMR statements have been excerpted from state Phase III, Year 1 SSIP reports submitted to […]

Refining Your Evaluation: Refining Intended SSIP Outcomes

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This 2017 document is designed for states who are currently working to refine and refocus their short and/or long term intended SSIP outcomes. It includes a worksheet to support states in identifying the intended outcomes that are most critical to the success of their SSIP and refining the language of those outcomes to best align […]

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 […]

The Program Manager’s Guide to Evaluation

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This manual is written for program managers and contains tips, worksheets, and samples to provide information to help you understand each step of the evaluation process. This edition explains what program evaluation is, why evaluation is important, how to conduct an evaluation and understand the results, how to report evaluation findings, and how to use […]

SSIP Evaluation Plan Guidance Tool

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This guide was developed by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) for states’ use in reviewing and further developing SSIP evaluation plans for Phase III submissions. The elements included in this tool are derived from OSEP’s indicator measurement tables and Phase II review tool. The questions for consideration included for each element will assist […]

A Guide to SSIP Evaluation Planning

This guide was developed by the IDEA Data Center (IDC) Evaluation Workgroup for use by IDC technical assistance providers when assisting state staff in planning State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) evaluations. It identifies steps and considerations for developing a high-quality SSIP evaluation plan based on OSEP’s SSIP Phase II Guidance and Review Tools. It is […]

Developing an Effective Evaluation Report

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This workbook is written for public health program managers, administrators, and evaluators to support their construction of an effective evaluation report. It encourages a shared understanding of what constitutes a final evaluation report for people with all levels of evaluation experience. The workbook outlines six steps for report development and provides worksheets and examples for […]

SSIP Phase III Process Guide

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This SSIP Phase III Considerations and Resource Guide includes key considerations and resources to support states in implementing the SSIP and evaluating implementation progress and outcomes. Published by: ECTA Center SSIP Phase III Process Guide Web Page SSIP Phase III Process Guide (PDF)