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  1. All Aboard! Child Outcomes Measurement Across Early Childhood Systems Dawn McGrath ICAN/ISTAR Director Ann Ruhmkorff Indiana GSEG Project Coordinator NECTAC Child Outcomes Conference August 2008

  2. Travel Itinerary • IDEA, Part B619 and Part C in Indiana • Timing • No Child Left Behind • OSEP SPP/APR Child Outcome Indicator • Indiana emphasis on academic standards and measuring child progress • Indiana GSEG

  3. IDEA, Part B619 - Indiana Department of Education, Division of Exceptional Learners IDEA, Part C – Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services, Bureau of Child Development Services IDEA, Parts B & C in Indiana

  4. It’s All About Timing • No Child Left Behind • Increased accountability for child achievement • OSEP - SPP and APR • Child Outcome Indicator • Indiana Academic Standards • ISTEP+ (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress, Plus) • ISTAR (Indiana Standards Tool for Alternate Reporting) • Indiana GSEG Award

  5. Indiana GSEG • Develop a comprehensive statewide assessment that serves multiple accountability purposes: • Indiana pre-academic, academic and functional skills standards • Part C developmental domains: social-emotional, cognitive, physical, communication and self-help/adaptive • Accountability measure for reporting State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR) child outcomes: • Social-emotional skills • Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills • Use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs

  6. ISTAR Selected as Indiana’s Early Childhood Assessment • Builds on previous work • Authentic assessment for ‘ALL’ children • Ongoing assessment • Provides a graphic representation of the child’s progress for parents and teachers/EI providers • ISTAR indicators are aligned to the Foundations for Young Children and Indiana Academic Standards • Helps guide instruction • Can assist the IFSP/IEP team in forming IFSP/IEP goals

  7. Passengers • IDOE – Director Prime Time & Part B Coordinator, Associate Superintendent DEL • First Steps (IDEA, Part C) – Director, ICC Representative • LEA – Directors • Schools for Deaf and Blind • University Faculty – BSU & IU-IIDC • Child Care – Associations (IAEYC) & EC Director • Head Start • United Way – Success By Six • ISHA – SLP • Developmental Therapist (Special Instruction) • Parents • Family to Family & ASK • ISTAR Director & Staff

  8. ISTAR Alignment • State Academic Standards • Webb Alignment Tool • Part C Developmental Domains • AEPS • OSEP SPP/APR Child Outcomes • Social-emotional skills • Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills • Use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs

  9. ISTAR • Online System • Security • Ability for teachers/EI providers to input data • FREE • Applicable use for diverse early childhood programs • Part B619, Part C, Head Start, Child Care and Pre-Schools • Reports • Administrative • Child and Parent Reports • Teacher/Provider

  10. The Journey • Development of ISTAR • Indiana’s Alternate Assessment/Reporting • Part B619 • Development of Foundation 1 & 2 and Basic 1 & 2 • Use of ISTAR for child progress monitoring and SPP/APR Child Outcomes • Part C • Transition in 2009 to use of ISTAR for child progress monitoring OSEP Child Outcomes • Opportunities • Replication in other states

  11. Questions & Contact Information ISTAR Dawn McGrath ICAN Project Director 6321 LaPas Trail Indianapolis, IN 46268 (317) 347-5516 DMcGrath@ICANTECH.COM Indiana GSEG Ann Ruhmkorff Indiana GSEG Project Coordinator 6923 Hillsdale Ct. Indianapolis, IN 46250 (317) 472-6108 aruhmkorff@utsprokids.org