Tag Archives: Program Improvement

Taking a Critical Look at Your Child Find Efforts

Authors: Margaret Gillis, Kathryn Morrison, & Haidee Bernstein, DaSy In reviewing the data on the percentage of children birth to 3 years old that my state’s Part C program serves, I noticed that we serve a much lower percentage of children as compared with the national average. I want to understand why my state’s percentage […]

Young Children with Disabilities and Pay For Success: Options and Challenges

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Conference: OSEP Leadership Conference Date: July 2019 Presenters: Jennifer Tschantz, Alice Ridgeway, and Grace Kelley This presentation provided a brief introduction to Pay For Success and described the experiences of two States in exploring possible applications of PFS, new opportunities, lessons learned, and other potential applications of PFS to serve young children with disabilities. Link to […]

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

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

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 […]