Category Archives: NCSI

National Evaluation Webinar Series

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A joint collaboration of NCSI, ECTA, IDC, DaSy, and OSEP, webinars on January 14th and 21st, 2016 addressed evaluation planning in the context of the Phase II of the SSIP. The webinars included clarification of OSEP Phase II requirements, development of a quality evaluation plan, and the process of moving from a theory of action […]

SSIP Phase II Process Guide

This 2015 guide (updated in March of 2016) describes the steps needed to accomplish the work of the three components of Phase II. The SSIP Phase II Process Guide is organized according to the following sequential phases of work to be done: Kicking off Phase II, Developing the improvement plan, Developing the evaluation plan, and […]

Sample SSIP Action Plan Template

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This 2015 sample action plan template provides states with a suggested, but not required, format and examples of potential content to assist them in completing their Phase II SSIP improvement plan and evaluation plan. Published by: ECTA Center, DaSy Center, IDEA Data Center, and National Center for Systemic Improvement Link to Template

State of the States Related to Systemic Improvement

Conference: Division for Early Childhood Date: October 2015 Presenters: Kristin Reedy, Christina Kasprzak, & Cornelia Taylor This presentation provides a national snapshot of state SSIPs and discusses what needs to happen to improve outcomes for young children with disabilities. One of it’s objectives is to provide an opportunity to inform and encourage the broader involvement […]

Collecting and Using Data on Improvement Strategies

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Conference: IDC Interactive Institutes on High-Quality Data & the SSIP Date: Spring 2015 Presenters: Kathi Gillaspy, Lynne Kahn, Anne Louise Thompson, Abby Winer, & Jana Rosborough This gallery focuses on potential ways to collect and use data on coherent improvement strategies and assess gaps in your existing data for evaluation. Examples of existing data or […]

Exploring Early Childhood Funding Streams and Resources to Build Infrastructure Capacity and Support Implementation

Conference: IDC Interactive Institutes on High-Quality Data & the SSIP Date: Spring 2015 Presenters: Grace Kelley & Katy McCullough This presentation offers information about how to leverage federal, state, and local funding streams and initiatives that may support improvement to state infrastructure for implementation of the SSIP. Link to Presentation

Recommended Resources for Planning to Evaluate Program Improvement Efforts (including the SSIP)

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This collection provides a list of recommended existing resources for state Part C and Part B 619 staff and technical assistance (TA) providers to utilize to support evaluation planning for program improvement efforts including the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). The resources are also available in a dedicated page on the Early Childhood Technical Assistance […]