Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Outcomes Measurement: State-Developed IFSP/IEP-Outcomes Integration Materials

The following documents were created by states to support the integration of the child outcomes measurement into the IFSP or IEP process.

Delaware

  • PDF: Delaware Building Blocks: This manual was updated in 2011 and contains information for the professionals responsible for collecting and reporting child outcomes data. In Section 3, there is information to support professionals to integrate the child outcomes measurement into the IEP process.

Department of the Army- Educational & Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS)

  • PDF: IFSP Process Document Guide: This is the current TA guide for the providers in the EDIS program. It includes a description of how to integrate the three outcome areas into the description of the child's present levels of development.
  • PDF: Measuring Child & Family Results in Early Intervention Workbook: This workbook is intended to help professionals working in early intervention services in the Army to better understand and be successful with measuring both child and family results. The workbook includes information, examples and self-check activities to assist professionals.
  • PDF: EDIS COS Organizing Tool: This two page resource is being used in the EDIS program in COS process with families. It summarizes the content of the three outcomes on one side, and includes the decision tree with prompts and a visual (the buckets) on the other.

Kansas

Maryland

  • WWW: Learning Links: A set of videos created to help early intervention service providers develop a deeper understanding of the importance of eliciting functional information from families, the unique contributions of each IFSP team member, anchoring discussions of children's strengths and needs in age-expected development, and collaborative decision-making on the COS ratings. Also includes a viewing guide to help early interventionists make the best use of the video through reflection and discussions.
  • PDF: Maryland COS Worksheet: This tool helps providers summarize information from multiple sources according to the three child outcome areas in order to complete outcomes measurement.
  • PDF: COS Ratings and Maryland Descriptors with Buckets: This document is Maryland's customized version of the descriptor statements and bucket list.
  • PDF: Green IFSP Booklet: This guide for parents explains the IFSP process. It includes information about the child outcomes measurement process as well as a worksheet for parents to use in preparation for the IFSP meeting, including summarizing their child's strengths and needs, organized by the 3 outcomes.
  • PDF: Healthy Beginnings: This document contains the Maryland early learning standards and is organized and crosswalked by the 3 child outcome areas.

Ohio

  • PDF: Ohio IFSP Guidance Document: This booklet provides information to OH early intervention providers about completing the new OH IFSP, which includes the integration of child outcomes measurement.
  • PDF: Ohio Individualized Family Service Plan Training Module: This self-paced module provides detailed instructions and information about IFSP expected practices in development for Ohio EI providers. Section B contains the information about the child outcomes ratings within the IFSP.

Vermont

  • PDF: IEP for EEE Training Workbook: This resource walks through instructions for each page of the Vermont Essential Early Education (preschool) IEP, which includes the integrated outcomes measurement.
  • PDF: Guidance Memo- Transition from EEE-IEP (preschool) IEP to School-Age IEP: This document provides options for preschool and elementary teams for transitioning the child from the preschool IEP, which integrates child outcomes measurement, to the school age IEP. The document also provides instructions and guidance on the timing of the exit Child Outcomes Summary.

Virginia

  • PDF: Child Indicators Booklet: This guidance document provides information for service coordinators, providers and families about the child outcomes within the context of the integrated Virginia IFSP. Updated in 2013, it reflects the change in practice from the first version ("Determining the Status of Infant/Toddler Development in Relation to the Three Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Outcomes") to the new practice of integrating child outcomes measurement within the state's IFSP.
  • DOC: Child Indicator Guiding Questions: This document provides prompts and question to guide discussions with families, from initial contacts through the completion of the assessment for IFSP development.

Washington

  • PDF: Washington IFSP Resource Guide: This is the current TA guide for the providers in Washington State. It includes extensive explanation of the Summary of Functional Performance (Washington's child outcomes summary form), which includes the selection of an outcomes descriptor statement for child outcomes measurement.
  • PDF: Summary of Functional Performance example: This is an example of a completed Summary of Functional Performance, which is Washington's child outcomes summary form embedded in their current IFSP form. It includes questions that may be used as an activity in training.
  • ESIT Guiding Concepts, Guiding Concepts Technical Assistance Guide, and Video: These resources outline the mission, principles and outcomes of the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program in Washington:

Sample IFSPs and IEPs with Integrated Outcomes Measurement

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