Tag Archives: Data Use

Using IDEA Part C and 619 Data in the PDG 0-5 State Systems Needs Assessment Webinar

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States awarded Preschool Development Grants B-5 (PDG B-5) are actively engaged in assessing the current needs for children and their families identified as vulnerable. States are taking a comprehensive approach to exploring needs and are tasked with bringing together key partners to strengthen the diversity of input and contributions to the process. The identification and […]

It’s Data Culture Time! How Are We Doing?

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Authors: Denise Mauzy and Haidee Bernstein, DaSy A recent policy guide from the Education Commission of the States asserts that “when states treat data collection and analysis as a lesser function, they struggle to maintain a compelling vision for education data.”  (von Zastro & Perez, Jr., 2019). We at DaSy agree because we know that […]

What do we Need to Better Understand Special Populations from a National Perspective?

Conference: Child Care and Early Education Policy Research Consortium Date: April 2019 Presenters: Kathleen Hebbeler Disability and special need is defined differently across the early childhood sectors and there is no one definition of disability that is universally accepted. How disability is defined can determine the types of educational environments to which children have access. Understanding […]

Advancing Data Culture One Step at a Time

Conference: STATS-DC Data Conference Date: July 2019 Presenters: Haidee Bernstein, Lisa Backer, and Mary Anketell This interactive session underscores the importance of data culture and highlights state examples. These examples will evidence how a strong data culture emphasizes collaboration as a keystone for success and empowers professionals to make decisions. State presenters will emphasize how they […]

Collecting High Quality Data on the Suspension and Expulsion of Preschoolers

Conference: STATS-DC Data Conference Date: July 2019 Presenters: Kerry Friedman, Lisa Backer, and Susan Zeiders Preschool children are expelled at three times the rate of K-12 students with African-American children and boys expelled at disproportionate rates.  States have been implementing strategies to address these troubling statistics but collecting reliable data is challenging.  There are no common […]

Using Family Survey Data to Measure and Improve Early Intervention Systems and Services

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Conference: International Society on Early Intervention Conference Date: June 2019 Presenters: Kathy Hebbeler and Christina Kasprzak How do early intervention programs measure and improve outcomes for families served? This poster describes the survey methods used by the U.S. states, ten years of national family data, and the challenges and successes states have experienced with using family […]

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 […]

Embrace the Data Culture!

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Author: Haidee Bernstein, DaSy This is the first of a two-part blog. The main goals of these blogs are to (1) promote a greater understanding of what it means to have a data culture and (2) let you know where to find information about creating a data culture. It’s another day at work, and today […]

Are You Turning Data into Insight?

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Authors: Cornelia Taylor and Denise Mauzy, SRI International “The goal is to turn data into information and information into insight.” — Carly Fiorina, former chief executive officer and chair of Hewlett-Packard Company We live in a data-rich world. But having data doesn’t always translate into insight, and insight is needed to make good decisions. At […]