Tag Archives: Data Use

How States Use Data to Inform Decisions

Logo: The Pew Charitable Trusts

This 2018 Pew Trust study used data collected from interviews with more than 350 state officials to highlight ways in which some government leaders have employed sophisticated data analytics, beyond traditional uses of administrative data, to: craft policy responses to complex problems; improve service delivery; manage existing resources; and examine policy and program effectiveness. Link […]

Early Childhood Outcomes, 2015-2016

Outline of North Carolina

This sample Part B report includes a table comparing sample LEA targets and slippage from previous year, bar charts of summary statements in comparison to state with meaningful differences noted, and developmental trajectories for each outcome in comparison to state data. Published by: North Carolina Early Learning Network, posted with permission. Link to Document (MS […]

Introduction to Self-Assessment Comparison Tool

Screen shot: Importing data

This 2018 video is designed to help you get starting with using the Excel-based Self-Assessment Comparison Tool to examine changes over time in the implementation of the ECTA and DaSy System Frameworks. This 5 minute video offers instructions and demonstrations of the tool. More detailed instructions are available in the Guidance for Using the Self-Assessment […]

Linking SSIP Implementation and Evaluation: Learning from States

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Conference: OSEP Leadership Conference Date: July 2017 Presenters: Abby Schachner, Anne Lucas, Christy Cronheim, Stacy Kong, & Maria Ospoyich This presentation shares strategies used by three Part C states, Idaho, Hawaii and Colorado to ensure plans were feasible, manageable and meaningful and that implementation activities were clearly connected to their evaluation. This presentation also presents […]

Evaluating PD Activities: Learning from State Examples

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Conference: OSEP Leadership Conference Date: July 2017 Presenters: Alan Phillips, Claudia Fabian, & Megan Cox This presentation introduces participants to the PD activities, evaluation questions and methods to illustrate how two states are using evaluation data to make decisions on next steps in implementation. Link to Presentation

Longitudinal Summary Statements Graphing Templates

DaSy ECTA

These Microsoft Excel templates allow states to create longitudinal graphs of their state’s summary statements. After entering state summary statement data into the worksheet, users can copy and paste the graphs into other files such as presentations and reports. This longitudinal graphing template can also be used as part of a state’s initial broad data […]

Using Child Outcomes Data to Improve Programs for Children and Families

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 33rd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2017 Presenters: Christina Kasprzak, Kathy Hebbeler, Cornelia Taylor, & Sherry Bingham This poster shares the latest national outcomes data for children with disabilities 0-5. The poster also features information on how Nevada’s Preschool Special Education […]