Tag Archives: Data Use

Improving the lives of young children through data

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This Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC) brief highlights projects implemented in three states to integrate education, health, and/or social services data in order to inform policies that influence the lives of young children and their families. The Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) funded KIDS COUNT organizations in the states of Mississippi (MS), Minnesota (MN), and […]

Early Childhood Data in Action

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This November 2018 report from the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) and the Center for the Study of Social Policy offers case studies from Indianola, Mississippi; Ventura County, California; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania using their early childhood data in clear and important ways to tailor more effective interventions and yield better results. Key themes […]

Perspectives from the Field About Building a Culture of Data Use

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Denise Mauzy, Amy Nicholas This session features a panel of representatives from the field, including technical assistance providers and state leaders (administrator, practitioner, and family), to share their perspectives about building a systemic culture of data use. Panelists will […]

Building a Culture of Data Use

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This webinar explored DaSy’s new Data Culture Toolkit, following the five key steps to building a culture of data use in a state or local program: Formalize your data team and its vision/purpose; assess your data use culture; prioritize your data team’s critical questions; assess and improve your data quality; and explore and use data. […]

BDI Users Group

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This session will be an opportunity for members of the BDI users group to think about relevant issues and share products related to the collection and use of BDI data for the purposes of child outcomes measurement. Published by: DaSy/ECTA Link to Presentation: BDI Users Group

How States Use Data to Inform Decisions

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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

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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

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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 […]