Category Archives: NCSI

SSIP Phase III Process Guide

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This 2016 guide includes key considerations and resources to support states in implementing the SSIP and evaluating implementation progress and outcomes. Particularly useful are the Key Terms section, the lists of resources in each section, and the section compiling all of the guide’s Tools and Resources for Phase III. Published by: ECTA Center, DaSy Center, […]

Using Formative Assessment to Evaluate Children’s Progress in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education

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Presenters: Virginia Buysse (American Institutes for Research), Alise Paillard (WestEd), & Taletha Derrington (DaSy, NCSI) This session explores the “what” and “how” of using formative assessment for evaluating children’s progress within Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education. Formative assessment results for individual children can then be aggregated to the program/school and state levels to […]

Making RDA a Reality in your Part C General Supervision System

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Presenters: Grace Kelley (DaSy, ECTA, NCSI), Sharon Walsh (DaSy, ECTA), Sherry Franklin (DaSY, ECTA), & Anne Lucas (DaSy, ECTA) This session discusses incorporating RDA principles in your general supervision system, including modifying monitoring processes, local determinations, implementing system improvement efforts, and providing resources for building an effective accountability and quality improvement system. Link to Presentation […]

Wishful Thinking or Developmental Science? Appropriate Measurement of Part C Infant/Toddler Social-Emotional Outcomes

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Presenters: Taletha Derrington (DaSy, NCSI), Pam Thomas (MO Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education), Catherine Hoelscher (UT Dept of Health), & Karen Finello (NCSI) This panel discussion session is on how to accurately measure social-emotional outcomes and developmental progress among infants and toddlers enrolled in Part C services. The panel addresses the use of chronological […]

Taking your Evaluation Plan to the Next Level: Developing Evaluation Analysis Plans to Inform Data Collection Processes and Measurement

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Presenters: Taletha Derrington (DaSy, NCSI), Debbie Cate (ECTA, IDC), & Tony Ruggiero (DaSy, IDC) This interactive session discusses methods for analyzing various types of performance measures and developing analysis plans to inform data collection processes and performance measures. Participants have opportunities to learn from other states and develop/refine analysis plans. Link to Presentation Link to […]

SSIP Stakeholders: The Right People, The Right Purpose, The Right Plan

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Presenters: Amy Nicholas (DaSy), Tracy Turner (AR Division of Devevelopmental Disabilities), Yvonne Greene (AR Dept of Education), Ravyn Hawkins (AR Division of Developmental Disabilities), Sharon DeRego (CA Department of Developmental Services), Sharon Ringwalt (ECTA, IDC), Aileen McKenna (CT Birth to Three), Kristen Williams (CT Parent Advocacy Center), Wendy Studt (MT Dept Public Health & Human […]

How to Successfully Integrate the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process into the IFSP Process as a SSIP Implementation Activity

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Presenters: Ardith Ferguson (NCSI), Kathi Gillaspy (DaSy, ECTA), Beth Tolley (Infant and Toddler Connection of VA DBHDS), & Naomi Younggren (Department of Defense Army, Educational and Developmental Intervention Program) This session discusses key steps in successful implementation of strategies to integrate the COS process and rating into the IFSP process and resources that provide suggestions […]

Using the DaSy-NCSI Data Visualization Toolkit to Create Engaging and Effective Data Displays

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Conference: STATS-DC Date: July 2016 Presenters: Kerry Belodoff, Taletha Derrington, & Alice Ridgway This session introduces the new DaSy-NCSI Data Visualization Toolkit. The toolkit identifies key design principles, data considerations, and accessibility concerns that need to be addressed to effectively present data, and indentifies low cost/no cost data visualization tools. Link to Presentation

Assessing the Impact of SSIP Infrastructure Improvements

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This 2016 national webinar was hosted by NCSI, ECTA, and DaSy, for state Part B and Part C staff focused on strategies for assessing the impact of SSIP infrastructure improvements. Representatives from two state departments of education and two state Part C programs participated in a “virtual state panel” and shared their experiences with implementing […]