Provider Perceptions of the Child Outcomes Summary Process. Lauren Barton and Cornelia Taylor October 27, 2012. Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes Conference Minneapolis, MN. Today’s Session . Brief ENHANCE project update Describe provider survey study Share findings
Lauren Barton and Cornelia Taylor
October 27, 2012
Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes Conference
U.S. Dept. of Education, IES -- July 1, 2009
South CarolinaStudies 1,2, & 4:34 Project Data Collection Sites
17 Part C (Birth to 3)
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findings from preliminary analyses
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Tabletop discussion tomorrow morning
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We are looking for more states
Participate at different levels:
* Expanded data set examples:
include extra child descriptors (race, gender,
primary disability) or variables describing
the setting or composition of services
For more information, contact [email protected] (650) 859-5314
How is COS implementation going?
13 hours or more?
ECO recommends 8-12 hours of training
to get familiar with the COS process
1-15 min., 16-30 min., 31-45 min., 46-60 min., more than 60 min.
Teaming practices vary a lot from program to program.
75% had most ratings decided by a
team (at least 1 professional in addition to respondent)
79% had at least one other professional provide input about the child’s functioning
34% had family members present for
most of their COS rating decisions.
68% considered input from family members in determining the rating
75% used information about the child’s functioning from
multiple settings and situations
76% used information from one or more assessment tools during rating decisions
78% thought the process used for
deciding COS ratings matched
how it was supposed to be done
76% felt confident that most of the ratings given
88% reported that NONE of the COS ratings were
selected to make the program look good
The three child outcomes
* Endorsed statements of understanding
as mostly true or very true.
Same or different?
for child outcomes data to others
Excellent, good, adequate, fair, poor, or a combination??
“Tell me and I forget,
teach me and I may remember,
involve me and I learn.”
- Benjamin Franklin
82% someone is available to provide support
if I ask for it
50% someone in my program provides support
47% ongoing support related to the COS process
37% someone in my program checks
completed COS forms for accuracy
Does it seem? Positive? Neutral? Negative?
Overall impact of COS
on your work with
children and families
Specifics reported about COS Process:
with the data or how to explain it
impacts their work much