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Evaluating Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices: Tips for Improving Quality and Feasibility

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Learn about best practices for evaluating practice change and fidelity, including characteristics of a high-quality data collection too. Hear from one state on how they have made improvements to create a feasible evaluation plan. Presented by Debbie Shaver, Margaret Gillis, Katy McCullough and Stacy Kong in February 2019 Link to Webinar RecordingLink to Webinar PowerPoint

Oh, the Places You’ll Go …with Data Personnel

Conference: Early Childhood Personnel Center Cross-Cohort Leadership Institute Date: September 2018Presenters: Kathleen Hebbeler This presentation contains information on the benefits of building a comprehensive system of personnel data. It also includes the functions of a data system and uses of data. Link to Presentation

You’re Invited! How Data Parties Contribute to a Culture of Participation in Internal Evaluation Activities

In this blog post, Omoshalewa Bamkole, an Evaluation Fellow in the Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD) in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shares her experiences of working within a unique data culture including tips on how to shape your own. Link […]

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

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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 […]

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

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This Word document provides guidance for states that can support the calculation of the Number and Percentage of Infants and Toddlers who Received Early Intervention Services for at Least Six Months. The guidance provides information about data requirements, assumptions, and data quality checks. The tool takes into account the expected variability in how states define […]

What Might the Future IDEA Data Manager Job Look Like in 10 Years

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BI tools, increased data linking, mobile solutions, more prominent data governance, ever changing security, smarter data systems, voice activated data visualization, automated data driven suggestions, faster data turnarounds, and ever shorter consumer attention spans. What will IDEA data managers do and need in this exciting and hectic future? Participate in facilitated out of box thinking […]

State of the States Related to Systemic Improvement

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Alicia Sharma, Ardith Ferguson, Cornelia Taylor, Kim Porter, Leslie Fox, and Virginia Reynolds This session will provide an updated national overview of states’ status about their OSEP-required State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIP) to improve outcomes for young children with […]