Category Archives: SSIP

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 […]

Tools for SSIP Evaluation – System Framework and Benchmarks of Quality (April 2015)

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This presentation provides practical suggestions and guidance to help states begin their evaluation work. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and use tools for (1) building their evaluation team and (2) measuring improvements to system infrastructure. Published by: IDC Tools for SSIP Evaluation: System Framework and Benchmarks of Quality IDC Resource Library on […]

Translating Evaluation Questions into Detailed Analytical Questions (April 2015)

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This presentation focuses on breaking down and/or rephrasing evaluation questions, perhaps into several questions, that clearly communicate the details needed for data analysts to understand what you want to analyze and how. Clearly articulated analytical questions will help you determine what data are needed to answer them and more efficiently and effectively obtain the answers […]

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 […]