Tag Archives: SSIP

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)

State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Phase III Year 1 State Identified Measureable Results Statements and Reports

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This 2018 webpage lists each state’s selected child or family outcome that they are working to improve through their State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). The outcome that the state has selected is referred to as their State-identified Measureable Result(s) (SiMR). SIMR statements have been excerpted from state Phase III, Year 1 SSIP reports submitted to […]

SSIP Evaluation Workshops: Introductory Webinar

This webinar introduced an exciting opportunity to participate in two online workshop series for Part C and Part B 619 program staff: evaluating infrastructure improvements, and evaluating early intervention/early childhood special education practice change and fidelity. Each workshop series will involve hands-on work and offer concrete strategies for improving or fine-tuning your SSIP evaluation plan. […]