Category Archives: ECTA Center

619 Child Outcomes Data Completeness Calculator

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This 619 Child Outcomes Data Completeness Calculator is an Excel-based analytic tool that can be used to determine the percent of children exiting the program with complete child outcomes data as a proportion of the 3 – 5 child count. For the child outcomes Preschool Special Education Reporting (Indicator 7), data are complete when there […]

The Importance of a Strong Infrastructure in Providing Evidence-Based Early Intervention Practices

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Conference: International Society on Early Intervention Conference Date: June 2019 Presenters: Kathleen Hebbeler, Grace Kelly, Christina Kasprzak, Megan Vinh Many in early intervention (EI) have a deep understanding of service delivery and evidence-based practices but remain unaware of the critical role played by the system in which these services are embedded.  Infrastructure refers to the basic […]

Using Family Survey Data to Measure and Improve Early Intervention Systems and Services

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Conference: International Society on Early Intervention Conference Date: June 2019 Presenters: Kathy Hebbeler and Christina Kasprzak How do early intervention programs measure and improve outcomes for families served? This poster describes the survey methods used by the U.S. states, ten years of national family data, and the challenges and successes states have experienced with using family […]

Part C Child Find Funnel Chart Tool

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The Child Find Funnel Chart tool is an Excel template for displaying data about infants and toddlers at each step of the Part C process, from referral through exit, for a set of infants and toddlers referred within a specified time span. On the Enter Data worksheet, you enter data for the entire state, an […]

Evaluating the Implementation of Evidence-based Practices—Tip Sheet Series

Introduction Key Terms and Definitions 1. What to Measure 2. Characteristics of a High-Quality Measurement Tool 3. Establishing a Fidelity Threshold 4. Summarizing Data for Decision-making Printer-Friendly Version Introduction to the Tip Sheet Series The long-term goal of the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) and other federal and state early intervention and early childhood education […]

National Child Outcomes Results

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In this webinar, ECTA and DaSy staff discussed results from the latest national child outcomes analysis. They reviewed national estimates, state variations in performance, and provided a quick refresher on how to interpret the state data quality reports. New TA resources related to child outcomes data collection, reporting, and use were also shared. Presented by […]

Identify Meaningful Differences in Child Find

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This Excel-based calculator allows states to make several comparisons related to the percentage of infants and toddlers served: State percentage compared to state target, local program percentage compared to state target, and year-to-year comparisons of the state percentages. It also computes confidence intervals to determines whether the difference between the two numbers is large enough […]

Outcomes Measurement

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This collection of resources from the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) can be used to analyze child and family outcomes and to measure associated meaningful differences using calculators developed by ECTA. Link to Webpage