Category Archives: 2013 Conference Presentation

Presentations from the 2013 “Improving Data, Improving Outcomes” conference hosted by DaSy, ECTA & ECO in Washington, DC.

More than Referral: Linkages between Early Intervention and Child Welfare Data and Improved Child Outcomes

More than Referral (title slide)

Presenters: Taletha Derrington, Bruce Sheppard, Ardith Ferguson, Christy Scott, & Kenneth Smith This 2013 collection of presentations discuss implementation issues and their implications for state IDEA data systems. Panelists from three states describe their states’ linkages and discuss how implementation issues have been addressed and how linkages have been (or could be) used to improve […]

Use of Data for Monitoring Part C and B 619

Six Step Framework detail

Presenters: Krista Scott, Bruce Bull, & Debbie Cate This 2013 presentation discusses updating and aligning monitoring processes to be data-driven, maintaining general supervision responsibilities, monitoring for compliance AND results, supporting local and state level improvement/TA efforts, while balancing the load against existing resources. Presentation

The Early Childhood Workforce Data Landscape

A Comprehensive Early Childhood Framework

Presenters: Mary Beth Bruder, Denise Mauzy, & Carlise King This 2013 presentation provides information about the importance of comprehensive workforce data collection and an overview of the primary sources of data at the state and regional level, including Part C, Section B 619, early childhood and trainer workforce registries, state teacher certification systems, and others. […]

Why CEDS for Part C and 619: The Benefits of Using Common Education Data Standards

Common Education Data Standards logo

Presenters: Meredith Miceli, Lisa Backer, & Suzanne Raber This 2013 presentation helps participants understand the benefits of using common data elements and definitions in their early childhood data systems. Tools developed by the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) initiative are demonstrated to illustrate the power of shared data dictionaries, shared evaluation and research questions, and […]

IDEA Part C and Part B 619 Data Systems: Current Status and Future Priorities

The ECTA/ECO Bunch (8 photos)

Presenters: Ruth Ryder, Meredith Miceli, Lynne Kahn, Kathy Hebbeler, & Donna Spiker These 2013 presentations were presented during the opening plenary of the Improving Data, Improving Outcomes conference. The first presentation discusses the DaSy Center Needs Assessment that was conducted with all states and territories. It reviews the purposes, methods, response rates, and highlights of […]

Essentials of Data Operations: Getting Data into Your Data System (so you can use it)

Interoperability diagram from Cisco

Presenters: Jim Campbell, Missy Cochenour, & Baron Rodriguez This 2013 presentation is primarily about the operations of a data system, including defining data elements, data collection, linkages, and analysis. In other words, how to successfully get data into your data system. Other areas of focus will include the advantages of interoperability, privacy and confidentiality considerations, […]

Data Analysis to Guide Improvement of Child Outcomes

Chart: Some inferences are more actionable than others

Presenters: Cornelia Taylor, Lynne Kahn, & Taletha Derrington This 2013 presentation provides hypothetical data for participants to review and discuss. The data exercise includes examples of analyses that lead to implications for improving data quality and guides decisions about strategies for program improvement. Link to Presentation