Category Archives: SSIP Phase III

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 […]

State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Phase III Year 1 State Identified Measureable Results Statements and Reports

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This 2018 webpage lists each state’s selected child or family outcome that they are working to improve through their State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). The outcome that the state has selected is referred to as their State-identified Measureable Result(s) (SiMR). SIMR statements have been excerpted from state Phase III, Year 1 SSIP reports submitted to […]

Refining Your Evaluation: Refining Intended SSIP Outcomes

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This 2017 document is designed for states who are currently working to refine and refocus their short and/or long term intended SSIP outcomes. It includes a worksheet to support states in identifying the intended outcomes that are most critical to the success of their SSIP and refining the language of those outcomes to best align […]

Refining Your Evaluation: Refining S.M.A.R.T. Performance Indicators

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This 2017 document is designed to assist states develop or refine their SSIP performance indicators. It includes a worksheet with a series of questions based on S.M.A.R.T. criteria (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely) that will help states write performance indicators, providing the information needed for the SSIP, and will articulate a rationale for making […]

Measuring Implementation at Multiple Systems Levels

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This brief is written for early childhood researchers, program developers, and funders and seeks to introduce the importance of measuring implementation at multiple system levels and proposes tools for doing so, including a cascading logic model that makes connections between the outcomes and resources of different systems. The brief uses two illustrative examples: (1) a […]

A Framework for Evaluating Systems Initiative

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This executive summary is directed at state staff engaged in building an early childhood system. It offers a framework for evaluating systems initiatives that connects the diverse elements involved in systems change. The executive summary includes general principles for evaluating systems initiatives and figures that support states in developing a theory of change and making […]

A Practical Guide to Evaluating Your Own Programs

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This manual is written for community-based organizations and provides a practical guide to program evaluation. It focuses on internal evaluation conducted by program staff, which will be useful for States planning on conducting their SSIP evaluation internally. The manual provides a nice overview of the evaluation process and includes the basic steps of planning for […]

An Evaluation Guidebook

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This guidebook provides step-by-step instructions on how to design and carry out an evaluation. It details how to (1) develop outcome statements, indicators, and evaluation questions, (2) formulate an evaluation methodology and collect, assess, and summarize data, and (3) develop and disseminate evaluation findings and recommendations. This guidebook could also be used as a reference […]

Developing an Effective Evaluation Report

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This workbook is written for public health program managers, administrators, and evaluators to support their construction of an effective evaluation report. It encourages a shared understanding of what constitutes a final evaluation report for people with all levels of evaluation experience. The workbook outlines six steps for report development and provides worksheets and examples for […]