Tag Archives: SSIP

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. […]

Linking SSIP Implementation and Evaluation: Learning from States

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Conference: OSEP Leadership Conference Date: July 2017 Presenters: Abby Schachner, Anne Lucas, Christy Cronheim, Stacy Kong, & Maria Ospoyich This presentation shares strategies used by three Part C states, Idaho, Hawaii and Colorado to ensure plans were feasible, manageable and meaningful and that implementation activities were clearly connected to their evaluation. This presentation also presents […]

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 […]

Summarizing and Reporting ECTA System Framework Self-Assessment Data to Demonstrate Infrastructure Improvements for SSIP Phase III

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Developed by ECTA and DaSy, this document is designed to illustrate how a state might summarize and report data gathered through the System Framework self-assessment process to document infrastructure improvements in their Phase III SSIP or other program improvement efforts. A template for reporting progress is provided along with an example of hypothetical state data. […]

Refining Your Evaluation: Refining Intended SSIP Outcomes

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This 2017 document is designed for states who are currently working to refine and refocus their short and/or long term intended SSIP outcomes. It includes a worksheet to support states in identifying the intended outcomes that are most critical to the success of their SSIP and refining the language of those outcomes to best align […]