Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Outcomes Measurement: Child Outcomes Summary-Team Collaboration Toolkit

Child Outcome Summary-Team Collaboration Toolkit

Target audiences for the COS-TC Toolkit and Herman Family Scenario are:

  1. teams and providers who have completed the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process Module: Collecting & Using Data to Improve Programs and want to learn more about implementing quality team practices for the COS, and;
  2. trainers and state staff who want ideas for facilitating COS team collaboration training, planning staff development, and identifying program improvement opportunities.

COS-TC Toolkit

The Child Outcomes Summary-Team Collaboration (COS-TC) was developed to detail specific quality teaming practices in the COS process, including what it looks like when implemented. The COS-TC Toolkit is built around a checklist of quality practices and includes descriptions, examples, and videos.

Herman Family Scenario and Facilitator's Guide

In this activity, learners read the scenario and indicate the extent to which the quality practices occurred. Quality practices from the DEC Recommended Practices, the COS-TC, and the PDF: Agreed Upon Practices are referenced.

Developed in collaboration with:

ECTA Center
DaSy Center

The contents of this document were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, #H373Z120002, and a cooperative agreement, #H326P120002, from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. DaSy Center Project Officers, Meredith Miceli and Richelle Davis and ECTA Center Project Officer, Julia Martin Eile.

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