This page provides mini training sessions on a variety of child and family outcomes related topics. Each session is a short, stand-alone piece suitable for self-paced online learning. These sessions may be reviewed by individuals as an orientation to a new topic, or to refresh existing knowledge and skills. The content is suitable for providers, administrators, stakeholders and families.
This recorded webinar provides an overview to child and family outcomes measurement for the new learner. (76 min.)
This session provides background information for those new to outcomes measurement. The session provides an understanding of the historical roots of federal accountability, the current requirements, and the various purposes and uses of outcomes measurement. (6 min.)
This introductory session provides a description of the three child outcomes. It is designed for learners to understand the development and content of the three child outcomes, differentiate among the three child outcomes, and differentiate between functional outcomes and discrete skills. (5 min.)
This video describes and illustrates the three child outcomes, offering a consistent way to describe the outcome areas across programs and states. It can be used for professional development and training, orienting families, and introducing the outcomes to policymakers or funders. (9 min.)
This session is designed for the introductory or intermediate learner. Information presented includes recommended practices for functional assessment and crosswalks. Learners will understand the use of formal assessment instruments for measuring child outcomes, and differentiate between evaluation for the purposes of eligibility vs. accountability. (6 min.)
This session provides an overview to the processes of integrating IFSP-IEP and outcomes, based on work from across ECO, NECTAC, and a number of early childhood professionals interested in these processes. Recent work is also highlighted. November 30, 2011. (17 min.)
These three narrated modules were developed by training personnel in Illinois based on content developed by the University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The modules correspond to the three child outcome areas and are focused on identifying age-appropriate skills among children zero to three:
This presentation provides an overview of how the ratings on the Child Outcomes Summary form translate to the OSEP progress categories and summary statements, using visual depictions of developmental trajectories between entry and exit. (16 min.)
These are the first two in a five-part series of narrated presentations with actitivies on using child outcomes data. The content and activites are based on a data workshop at the 2011 Measuring and Improving Child and Family Outcomes Conference.