Tag Archives: SSIP

Refining Your Evaluation: Refining S.M.A.R.T. Performance Indicators

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This 2017 document is designed to assist states develop or refine their SSIP performance indicators. It includes a worksheet with a series of questions based on S.M.A.R.T. criteria (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely) that will help states write performance indicators, providing the information needed for the SSIP, and will articulate a rationale for making […]

2016 National Evaluation Webinar Series (January 2016)

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A joint collaboration of NCSI, ECTA, IDC, DaSy, and OSEP, webinars on January 14th and 21st, 2016 addressed evaluation planning in the context of the Phase II of the SSIP. The webinars included clarification of OSEP Phase II requirements, development of a quality evaluation plan, and the process of moving from a theory of action […]

Phase II SSIP Evaluation Overview Webinar (December 2014)

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This 2014 webinar addresses how best to evaluate the SSIP to assist states in identifying improvement strategies that are coherent, aligned and doable in Phase I. The evaluation plan is a critical component of the state systemic improvement plan required to be developed in Phase II. Published by: DaSy/ECTA Link to the Webpage on Evaluating […]

Tools for SSIP Evaluation – System Framework and Benchmarks of Quality (April 2015)

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This presentation provides practical suggestions and guidance to help states begin their evaluation work. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and use tools for (1) building their evaluation team and (2) measuring improvements to system infrastructure. Published by: IDC Link to Webpage on Tools for SSIP Evaluation: System Framework and Benchmarks of Quality […]

Translating Evaluation Questions into Detailed Analytical Questions (April 2015)

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This presentation focuses on breaking down and/or rephrasing evaluation questions, perhaps into several questions, that clearly communicate the details needed for data analysts to understand what you want to analyze and how. Clearly articulated analytical questions will help you determine what data are needed to answer them and more efficiently and effectively obtain the answers […]

Measuring Implementation at Multiple Systems Levels

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This brief is written for early childhood researchers, program developers, and funders and seeks to introduce the importance of measuring implementation at multiple system levels and proposes tools for doing so, including a cascading logic model that makes connections between the outcomes and resources of different systems. The brief uses two illustrative examples: (1) a […]