Measuring Child and Family Outcomes. Week Three Measuring Child Outcomes Child Outcome Summary Form. The Role of the COSF in Maryland. Last week we explored the various approaches states are taking in measuring child outcomes.
Child Outcome Summary Form
Data is to be reported on the following
The percent of children who demonstrate
Data from individual children will be aggregated and grouped into categories for reporting to the Office for Special Education Programs (OSEP):
a. % of children who did not improve functioning
b. % of children who improved functioning but not sufficient to move nearer to functioning comparable to same-aged peers
c. % of children who improved functioning to a level nearer to same-aged peers but did not reach it
d. % of children who improved functioning to reach a level comparable to same-aged peers
e. % of children who maintained functioning at a level comparable to same-aged peers
Remember states are trying to use domains
based data programs to report on the three
Intervention Efficacy Index (IEI)
Week 3 Objectives:
completing the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) as soon as possible following initial evaluation and assessment.
Maryland has elected to use the information from domain-specificassessment results to determine the results of functional child outcomes, therefore it is important that the results be verified.
In other words, we are comparing the following:
“Are the responses derived from the electronically-extracted domain data consistent with direct responses from providers about a child’s functioning in the three outcomes?”
child’s function in the family’s home and community routines and activities with the standard of how same-age peers would perform in those situations and settings.
They do not provide:
Between them, team members must: