Category Archives: DaSy Center

Connecting the Dots: From Data Visualization to Useful Information

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Conference: STATS-DC Data Conference Date: July 2018 Presenters: Meredith Miceli, Haidee Bernstein, Kerry Friedman Data professionals know that communicating data through visualization is key to promoting the understanding and use of data. However, creating effective data displays can require time, skill, and specialized tools. This session will share multiple straightforward ways to improve how your data is displayed […]

Help Ensure Effective Data Governance and Management: Use the Updated DaSy Toolkit

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Conference: STATS-DC Data Conference Date: July 2018 Presenters: Meredith Miceli, Haidee Bernstein, Sharon Walsh This presentation includes information on the importance of formal data governance policies and procedures to state agencies. It also includes the current federal data governance management activities and how to use the DaSy Data Governance and Management Toolkit. Link to Presentation

A System Perspective on Examining the Effectiveness of Professional Development

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Conference: OSEP Project Directors Meeting Date: July 2018 Presenters: Kathy Hebbeler, Megan Vinh This presentation includes information on system thinking and EI/ECSE/SE systems. It covers implications of systems thinking for evaluating PD and offers guidance on asking system-level evaluation questions and information on how to analyze data to address questions at different levels of the system. […]

Preparing and Supporting Emerging Family Leaders

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Conference: Family and Community Engagement Conference Date: July 2018 Presenters: Stephanie Moss, Amy Nicholas, Darla Gundler Parents can influence policies/practices that impact child and system outcomes but assuming a leadership role may not come naturally. This presentation examines challenges that systems face with family engagement in decision-making, with a focus on leadership development strategies to prepare […]

State Systemic Improvement Plans: Progress and Lessons Learned Thus Far

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Conference: Conference on Research Innovations in Early Interventions Date: June 2018 Presenters: Grace Kelley & Kathy Hebbeler As part of national efforts to improve state systems, practices, and outcomes for children and families with special needs, all state early intervention programs are implementing State Systemic Improvement Plans. This poster shares data based on an analysis of […]

Using Data to Answer Critical Questions about EI/ECSE Personnel

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Conference: Conference on Research Innovations in Early Interventions Date: May 2018 Presenters:Margaret Gillis, Kathleen Hebbeler In this presentation uses concrete examples to demonstrate how state and local program administrators can use data to answer questions about EI/ECSE personnel, such as “What are the demographics of our program personnel?” and “What is the annual turnover rate for […]

Good stuff at #ECIDEA18: COS process training resources

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The Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process is a team process for summarizing information on a child’s functioning in each of the three child outcome areas using a 7-point scale. With the COS process, a team of individuals who are familiar with a child (including parents) consider multiple sources of information about his/her functioning, including observation […]

Data Culture Toolkit: Supporting State and Local Data Use

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The DaSy Data Culture Toolkit is a resource containing information, guidance, and templates to assist Part C and Part B 619 program staff with building effective data teams and supporting conditions for a culture of data use at the state and local levels. The toolkit is organized around key steps to building a culture of […]

Complete your Data Story with Qualitative Data


The most important goal of collecting, analyzing, and sharing data is to inspire action and the most effective way of inspiring action is to engage in data story-telling. When you tell a story using data, you need to understand not only what the numbers are saying, but why the numbers say that and how they […]