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Osep initiatives on early childhood outcomes

OSEP Initiatives on Early Childhood Outcomes

Kathy Hebbeler

Early Childhood Outcomes Center

SRI International

Presented at

ECEA-SCASS Meeting

Savannah, Georgia

October, 2010


Topics

Topics

  • What state are required to report

  • State approaches

  • Most recent data

  • Child Outcomes Measurement Framework

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Reporting Requirement for

Early Intervention and

Preschool Special Education

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Why does the federal government want data on child outcomes

Why does the federal government want data on child outcomes?

  • Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA)

  • Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART)

  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

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Government performance and results act gpra passed in 1993

Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) passed in 1993

  • Requires goals and indicators be established for IDEA

  • Indicators and data collection for school age population included data on outcomes

  • Previously, for early childhood data had been collected on:

    • Number of children served (Part C)

    • Settings (both Part C and 619


Osep part evaluation results 2002

OSEP: PART evaluation results (2002)

  • 130 programs examined in 2002; 50% programs had no performance data

  • Programs looking at inputs, not results

  • Part C and Section 619

    • No long-term child outcome goals or data

    • Department of Education needs to develop a strategy to collect annual performance data in a timely manner

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Idea 2004

IDEA 2004

SEC. 616. <<NOTE: 20 USC 1416.>> MONITORING, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, AND ENFORCEMENT. ``(a) Federal and State Monitoring.…..

(2) Focused monitoring.--The primary focus of Federal and State monitoring activities described in paragraph (1) shall be on-- (A) improving educational results and functional outcomes for all children with disabilities;


Osep reporting requirements child outcomes

OSEP Reporting Requirements: Child Outcomes

  • Positive social emotional skills (including positive social relationships)

  • Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/ communication and early literacy)

  • Use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs


What states report osep reporting categories

What States Report:OSEP Reporting Categories

Percentage of children who:

a.Did not improve functioning

b.Improved functioning, but not sufficient to move nearer to functioning comparable to same-aged peers

c.Improved functioning to a level nearer to same-aged peers but did not reach it

d.Improved functioning to reach a level comparable to same-aged peers

e.Maintained functioning at a level comparable to same-aged peers

3 outcomes x 5 “measures” = 15 numbers


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Reporting details

Reporting details

  • Progress for all children who exited between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010

  • Stayed in the program at least 6 months

  • Data will be reported to OSEP in February 2011

  • Data reported for the first time for children who exited in 07-08 year.

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The summary statements

The Summary Statements

  • Of those children who entered the program below age expectations in each outcome, the percent who substantially increased their rate of growth by the time they turned 3 [6] years of age or exited the program.

  • The percent of children who were functioning within age expectations in each outcome by the time they turned 3 [6] years of age or exited the program.


Formula for ss 1

Formula for SS 1

(c+d)/(a+b+c+d)

13


Formula for ss 2

Formula for SS 2

(d+e)/(a+b+c+d+e)


Osep initiatives on early childhood outcomes

State approaches

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Osep initiatives on early childhood outcomes

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State approaches to measuring child outcomes

State Approaches to Measuring Child Outcomes


Child outcomes rating form cosf

Child Outcomes Rating Form (COSF)

  • 7-point rating scale with defined criteria for each point

  • Criteria describe child’s functioning relative to same aged peers

  • Child’s team uses multiple sources of information to assign rating

  • Rating assigned at program entry and program exit

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The State Data

for ‘08-’09

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N=66,000


Osep initiatives on early childhood outcomes

N=113,700


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Early Childhood Outcomes Center

A Framework and Self Assessment for Building a Child Outcomes Measurement System


Purpose of the framework

Purpose of the Framework

  • Provide a common language for ECO and other TA providers to use in discussing COMSs with states.

  • Provide a organizing structure of categorizing resources and state examples related to implementation of a COMS.

  • Serve as the organizing structure for the self assessment

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Framework and self assessment

Framework and Self-Assessment

  • Framework

    • Set of components and quality indicators

    • Provides the structure for the self-assessment

  • Self-assessment

    • Scale that provides criteria for levels of implementation within each quality indicator

    • Rating assigned based on level of implementation within each indicator

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Process for framework development

Process for Framework Development

  • Built off what we had learned from ECO work with states and previous ECO conceptual framework

  • Literature review

  • Repeated discussion and review internally and with 7 Partner States


Framework partner states

Framework Partner States


Coms framework components

COMSFramework Components

Purpose

Analysis

Data Collection and Trans-mission

Reporting

Using Data

Cross-system Coordination

Evaluation

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Coms framework components1

COMSFramework Components

Purpose

The state has effective procedures for collecting, storing, and transmitting data to the state.

Analysis

Data Collection and Trans-mission

Reporting

Using Data

Cross-system Coordination

Evaluation

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Coms framework components2

COMSFramework Components

Purpose

State coordinates child outcomes measurement and data use across EC systems.

Analysis

Data Collection and Trans-mission

Reporting

Using Data

Cross-system Coordination

Evaluation

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Quality indicator

Quality Indicator

  • Provides additional detail as to what constitutes quality implementation of the component.

  • 18 quality indicators across the 7 components

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Quality indicators for data collection and transmission

Quality Indicators for Data Collection and Transmission

2.Data collection procedures are carried out efficiently and effectively.

3.Providers, supervisors, and others involved in data collection have the required knowledge, skills, and commitment.

4.State's method for entering, transmitting, and storing data is effective and efficient.

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Structure of self assessment

Structure of Self Assessment

  • Components (7) = Major areas of framework

    • Quality Indicators (18 total) = Statements of basic requirements of a quality COMS

      • Elements (number varies with each indicator) = Define what constitutes high quality on the Quality Indicator.

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Osep initiatives on early childhood outcomes

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Osep initiatives on early childhood outcomes

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The scale for the quality indicators

The Scale for the Quality Indicators

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Recommended state approach for using the self assessment

Recommended State Approach for Using the Self Assessment

  • Complete the entire self assessment.

  • Identify the component(s) and quality indicators to address first.

  • Develop action plan to improve the related elements.

  • Implement improvement activities.

  • Re-assess status and identify “next step” priorities at regular intervals

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Is and isn t

Is and Isn’t

  • Is a comprehensive resource to alert states to all the pieces that need to be in place to have a well functioning COMS

  • Is not a cookbook or roadmap with each step in the process spelled out.

    • Way too many decisions!

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Where would a state start

Where would a state start?

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Packaging

Packaging

  • Entire tool will exist online

    • Live link from each element to a “back up” section

    • Profile will be filled automatically based on the QI pages

  • Will develop a version with live links to the back up and profile that will operate off line.

  • Version that can be printed off as a manual.

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Next steps for eco

Next steps for ECO

  • Populate the COMS framework with resources related to the components

  • Revise the self assessment based on feedback

  • Develop a framework for a Family Outcomes Measurement System

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System for producing good child and family outcomes

System for Producing Good Child and Family Outcomes

  • Prof’l Development

  • Preservice

  • Inservice

Evidence Based Practice

Good outcomes for children and families

High quality services and supports for children 0-5 and their families

Good Federal policies and programs

Good State policies and programs

Good Local policies and programs

Strong Leadership

Adequate funding

Information infrastructure


Early childhood information infrastructure data needed for program improvement

Early Childhood Information Infrastructure: Data Needed for Program Improvement

WHO

SERVICES

OUTCOMES

PERSONNEL

COST

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For more information

For more information

  • For updates to the framework and the self-assessment and resources to support the quality indicators:

    www.the-eco-center.org

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