Tag Archives: Data Collection

Collecting and Using Evaluation Data on Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices

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Conference: National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute Date: May 2019 Presenters: Margaret Gillis, Kathleen Hebbeler This presentation includes information of basic information principles related to evaluating practice implementation, features of high-quality tools and methods for evaluating practice implementation, strategies for making evaluation of practice implementation more practical and strategies for summarizing data on practice implementation for different […]

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 […]

Collecting, Analyzing, and Sharing Qualitative Data

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Qualitative data can provide valuable information that complements quantitative findings in assessing progress, identifying successes and challenges, and making adjustments to improve services. This session will share best practices in collecting, analyzing, and sharing qualitative data, and an example from Louisiana. Presenters will share resources to support qualitative methods and participants will engage in a […]

Strengthening SSIP Evaluations with Qualitative Methods

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This 2018 report provides a broad overview of what qualitative research methods are, as well as examples and suggestions for collection high-quality qualitative data. Additionally, the report offers examples of two states using qualitative methods for their SSIP evaluation. By Debra Shaver, Megan Cox, Robert A. Ruggiero, and Traci Kutaka Link to Document (PDF)

Supporting Improvement of Local Child Outcomes Measurement Systems

This webinar introduces a new resource, the Local Child Outcomes Measurement System (L-COMS). The L-COMS can support local programs, such as Early Intervention programs or school districts, in examining and improving their systems for collecting, analyzing and using child outcomes data. This self-assessment numerically rates the current status of the local system and allows for […]

Using Child Outcomes Data to Drive Program Improvement: New Developments

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenter: Christina Kasprzak & Kathleen Hebbeler This presentation shows the current national outcomes data that all states have reported for children with disabilities 0-5 and describes how states use these data. It also […]

Taking your Evaluation Plan to the Next Level: Developing Evaluation Analysis Plans to Inform Data Collection Processes and Measurement

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Presenters: Taletha Derrington (DaSy, NCSI), Debbie Cate (ECTA, IDC), & Tony Ruggiero (DaSy, IDC) This interactive session discusses methods for analyzing various types of performance measures and developing analysis plans to inform data collection processes and performance measures. Participants have opportunities to learn from other states and develop/refine analysis plans. Link to Presentation Link to […]

Child Outcomes Data Collection: Results of the ITCA National Survey and Discussion of Policies and Considerations

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Presenters: Christina Kasprzak (DaSy, ECTA), Cornelia Taylor (DaSy, ECTA), Maureen Greer (DaSy, ITCA), & Robin Nelson (DaSy) This session is a facilitated discussion on policies and procedures related to child outcomes data collection, with a focus on approaches for determining six months of services. Participants reflect on their current policies/procedures in light of shared examples […]

Considerations for Making Changes to SIMR Baseline and Targets

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Conference: IDC Interactive Institutes on High-Quality Data & the SSIP Date: Spring 2015 Presenters: Tony Ruggiero, Holly Cavender, Carolee Eslinger, & Ross Lemke This presentation examines the reasons a state’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C and Part B, including 619, would change baselines or targets for their State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). […]