Category Archives: Tool

Excel calculator for computing the Number and Percentage of Infants and Toddlers who did not Receive Early Intervention Services for at Least Six Months

DaSy Flower

This Excel tool can be used to compute the difference between valid entry and exit dates for children receiving early intervention services and count the number of children with less than or more than 6 months of service. The tool will generate a count of the number of infants and toddlers who were in the […]

Part C Child Find Funnel Chart Tool

Sample funnel diagram

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 […]

Identify Meaningful Differences in Child Find

Logos: ECTA and DaSy

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 […]

State Family Outcomes Measurement System (S-FOMS) Framework and Self-Assessment

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This framework, originally developed by the Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) Center, identifies 7 key components of a high-quality family outcomes measurement system at the state level. The following resources were developed for state Part C and Part B 619/Preschool programs to evaluate and improve their family outcomes measurement system. State Family Outcomes Measurement System Framework […]

Local Child Outcomes Measurement System (L-COMS)

DaSy ECTA

This 2017 resource provides a framework that identifies seven key components of a high-quality child outcomes measurement system at the local level. The L-COMS and two related resources were developed for local Part C and Part B 619/Preschool programs to evaluate their systems and to encourage and support efforts to improve those systems. The L-COMS […]

Framework Self-Assessment Comparison Tool

DaSy Data System Framework

The Excel-based Self-Assessment Comparison Tool is intended to provide states with a mechanism to examine changes over time in the implementation of one or more components/subcomponents of the ECTA and DaSy Data Frameworks. The Self-Assessment Comparison Tool shows changes in the Quality Indicator (QI) and the Elements of Quality (EQ) ratings between two points in […]

Response Rate and Representativeness Calculator

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This 2015 Excel-based calculator allows states to easily compute response rates for their family survey data and determine if the surveys they received are representative of the target population. The calculator uses a statistical formula to determine if two percentages should be considered different from each other. The user enters the values by subgroup and […]

Self-Assessment for ECTA and DaSy Frameworks

Graphic of ECTA Framework, "Building High-Quality Systems"

Developed by DaSy and ECTA, the self-assessment is an Excel-based tool that provides a structure for state Part C and Section 619/Preschool programs to record the current status of their state system and set priorities for improvement. It is a companion to the ECTA System Framework and the DaSy Data System Framework and was developed […]