Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Outcomes Measurement: State-Developed COS Materials

Many states have created materials or adapted ECO materials for training personnel in outcomes measurement processes and procedures. See examples below. If you have training materials to share, or would like assistance to develop training materials, please contact us at ectacenter@unc.edu

Arkansas

  • Arkansas 2013 Data Summit Workshop: This training was conducted in June 2013 for early intervention and early childhood service providers at the 2013 Data Summit in Little Rock, Arkansas. Information in this workshop included components of the COS process as well as looking at and interpreting data.

Alaska

Colorado

Delaware

Department of Defense (DoD)

Hawaii

Iowa

  • Iowa: Early Childhood Outcomes Workshop: This training was conducted in June 2012 for service providers that work in both the early intervention and early childhood special education programs in Iowa. Information and activities in the training related to the main components of the COS process (assessment, the 7-point scale, age anchoring and the decision tree) as well as offered opportunities to practice using the components to complete ratings on sample children. Additional information about ensuring a quality COS process and data reporting was included.

Illinois

Kansas

Maryland

Massachussetts

  • Massachusetts Interagency Coordinating Council: Hosted by Kathy Hebbeler, this October 2012 webinar presented "Embedding Child and Family Outcomes" to a retreat for the Massachusetts ICC and also included the national and Massachusetts data on child outcomes for 2010-11.

Minnesota

Montana

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Texas

  • Sample Training: Increasing the Quality of Child Outcomes Data (March 4, 2010)
  • Texas: Integrating Child Outcomes Measurement into the IEP Process: This training was conducted with 20-25 TA providers that work in the Texas Regional Service Centers on the topic of integrating the child outcomes summary process into the IEP process and on involving families more in both the COS process and the IEP process. Information and activities related to integrating child outcomes measurement into the IEP process, communication strategies to build collaboration, involving families in the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) discussion, and involving families in the IEP process.
  • Texas: Analyzing and Using Child Outcomes Data: This training was conducted with 25-30 TA providers that work in the Texas Regional Service Centers on the topic of analyzing and using child outcomes data collected using the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF). Information and activities related to reviewing and interpreting data, pattern checking, and communicating with various audiences about the data.
  • Texas: Increasing the Quality of Child Outcomes Data: This training was conducted with 20-25 TA providers that work in the Texas Regional Service Centers on the topic of increasing the quality of child outcomes data collected using the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF). Information and activities related to reviewing and interpreting data, pattern checking, and communicating with various audiences about the data.

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

  • IDEAs that Work: Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education

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