Tag Archives: Program Improvement

State of the States Related to Systemic Improvement

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Alicia Sharma, Ardith Ferguson, Cornelia Taylor, Kim Porter, Leslie Fox, and Virginia Reynolds This session will provide an updated national overview of states’ status about their OSEP-required State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIP) to improve outcomes for young children with […]

Building Capacity to Use Child Outcomes Data to Improve Systems and Practices

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Christina Kasprzak, Kathy Hebbeler, Cornelia Taylor, Debi Donelan, Jennifer Tschantz Good decision-making requires high quality data on outcomes. This session will look at the child outcomes data collected by local programs and share how the data are used to […]

State Approaches to Evaluating Implementation of SSIP Evidence-Based Practices

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Margaret Gillis This poster summarizes approaches States are using to evaluate evidence-based practices for State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIP). Presenters will discuss the evaluation methods, how States use data on practice implementation for program improvements, and considerations for a […]

You Collected the Data, Now What? Analysis Plans for Critical Questions

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Megan E. Cox The poster contains information on Critical Questions and analysis plans that provide meaningful information about programs and child and family outcomes. It also includes resources to select Critical Questions; analyze data; share data in understandable ways; […]

What! Me Lead Change?

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Grace Kelley, Ardith Ferguson Leading change requires understanding organizational management, content knowledge, and the ability to keep calm and carry on. In order to achieve the desired improvements, leaders often find themselves assuming many different roles. This poster will inform […]

Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education: Pay For Success (PFS) Learning Community

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters:Jennifer Tschantz, Donna Spiker, Grace Kelley This is poster will share updates from a PFS learning community focused on potential uses of PFS to benefit young children with and at-risk for disabilities. The community is exploring different ideas for how […]

Suspension and Expulsion in the Early Years: Using Data to Inform Continuous Improvement for Children with Disabilities

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This presentation contains information on the importance of early childhood suspensions and expulsions as this issue relates to child and student outcomes, particularly for children with disabilities. Participants will learn about applicable data, definitions of suspension and expulsion, and potential impacts on practice. Additionally, participants will learn how Arkansas and South Carolina are implementing policies […]

Pay For Success A discussion of possibilities and lessons learned from an exploration with states

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Pay for Success (PFS) is an innovative contracting model that drives resources toward high performing programs. This presentation contains the possible applications of PFS that could serve young children with disabilities, highlighting data needs and challenges of applying PFS to this population. The presentation also includes state representatives of DaSy’s PFS learning community and their […]

Supporting Emerging Family Leaders

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Family leaders can be crucial in developing and implementing policies, procedures, and practices that meet the needs of the children and families served by EI and ECSE programs. It is important to provide appropriate supports so that family members feel confident to take on leadership roles. This presentation will explore approaches to effectively support family […]