Tag Archives: Program Improvement

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)

State Family Outcomes Measurement System (S-FOMS) Framework and Self-Assessment

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This framework, originally developed by the Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) Center, identifies 7 key components of a high-quality family outcomes measurement system at the state level. The following resources were developed for state Part C and Part B 619/Preschool programs to evaluate and improve their family outcomes measurement system. State Family Outcomes Measurement System Framework […]

Navigating Options for Online Professional Development: Examples from the Field

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 33rd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2017 Presenters: Amy Nicholas, Kellen Reid, & Christina Kasprzak This poster shares state approaches to integrating online learning in EI/ECSE professional development (PD) programs, including the use of online modules, learning objects, and PD built using […]

Who’s in Charge of My Data? Protecting Data with Effective Data Governance

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Conference: STATS-DC Date: August 2017 Presenters: Denise Mauzy, Meredith Miceli, Kara Arzamendia, & Jeff Sellers Data governance in programs is often over-looked due to competing priorities for resources and time, or because it is subsumed under an existing larger data governance structure. A formal data governance structure with clearly written policies and procedures that support education […]

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 […]

State of the States related to Systemic Improvement

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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, Leslie Fox, Ardith Ferguson, Maureen Casey, Alicia Sharma, & Lisa Backer This presentation provides an updated national overview of states’ status on the OSEP-required State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIP) to improve […]

Using Publicly Available Data to Make Program Decisions: One State’s Example

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 33rd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2017 Presenters: Dominique Tunzi, Cornelia Taylor, Megan Cox, & Lisa Backer This poster illustrates an example of how statewide Early Childhood Longitudinal Data Systems or other longitudinal data systems can be used to answer program […]