This 2019 online interactive resource offers an easy-to-understand video that explains how the child outcomes data that local programs collect are converted to the national data reported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). It also includes a set of calculators to help users explore how the data are converted, as well as helpful related resources.
These interactive resources each include an instructional video, calculators that you can use to convert your own child outcomes data to progress categories and summary statements, plus a set of related resources.
Select the version of the resource most helpful to you based on the approach your state uses to collect child outcomes data:
State uses the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process
State uses another child outcomes data collection method (e.g., publisher’s online tool) to collect child outcomes data