Tag Archives: SSIP

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: Christina Kasprzak, Kathy Hebbeler, Cornelia Taylor, Debi Donelan, Jennifer Tschantz 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 disabilities, ages 0-5, […]

Florida Early Steps State Systemic Improvement Plan

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This state-developed infographic describes Florida’s State-identified Measurable Result (SiMR) focus, Infrastructure Improvement Areas, Strategies and Activities. It also shows Florida’s Evidence-Based Practices and displays data from the first cohort of their caregiver coaching workshop training. Download a PDF of the Florida Early Steps SSIP infographic here.

Arizona Part C SSIP Infographic

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This state-developed infographic describes Arizona’s Early Intervention Program, identifies its State-identified Measurable Result (SiMR), Theory of Action, and Infrastructure Improvement Strategies. It also shows how Arizona’s Team Based Early Intervention Services align with the DEC Recommended Practices. Download a PDF of the Arizona Part C SSIP inforgraphic here.

Using Data You Can Trust Improving Survey Response Rates

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States employ survey methods to collect data about family outcomes and support their SSIP evaluations. Low response rates hinder states’ ability to analyze data. Furthermore, development of clear and concise survey methodology facilitates collection and analysis of meaningful data. Participants will learn of advantages and disadvantages of different survey methodology and methods for increasing response […]

Evaluating Infrastructure Tips for Laying a Solid Foundation for Systems Improvement

States should always evaluate their system improvement efforts when shoring up state infrastructure to support practices intended to improve results for children and families – for SSIP or other initiatives. This presentation contains concrete, practical approaches to align indicators and measurement with outcomes, outputs and impacts. It also contains information on how to increase understanding […]

SSIP Evaluation Workshop 2.0 Taking the Online Series to the Next Level

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The purpose of this workshop is to help state Part C and Part B 619 improve or refine their SSIP evaluation plans to ensure meaningful and feasible evaluation of infrastructure improvements and practice change and fidelity. The workshop will delve into issues and challenges in evaluating infrastructure and practice change/fidelity (e.g., developing appropriate performance indicators, […]

State Systemic Improvement Plans: Progress and Lessons Learned Thus Far

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Conference: Conference on Research Innovations in Early Interventions Date: March 2018 Presenters: Kathleen Hebbeler, Abby Schachner, & Grace Kelley As part of national efforts to improve state systems, practices, and outcomes for children and families with special needs, all state early intervention programs are implementing State Systemic Improvement Plans. This poster shares data based on an […]

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)