Improving Data, Improving Outcomes - September 8 - 10, 2014 - JW Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, LA

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Monday, September 8

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pre-Conference Workshops

Child Outcomes Data Analysis

Room: Ile de France II

Session ID: W02

Presenters:
  • Abby Winer (DaSy, ECTA);
  • Kathi Gillaspy (DaSy, ECTA);
  • Kathy Hebbeler (DaSy, ECTA, IDC)
Framework:
  • DaSy Framework - Data Use;
  • ECO Framework - Analysis;
  • ECO Framework - Using Data

How do you identify high- and low-performing programs? How can you link child outcomes data to information about practices? This workshop will provide hypothetical data for participants to review and discuss. The data exercises will include examples of analyses that lead to implications for improving data quality and guide decisions about strategies for program improvement such as identifying low performers and ways to link child outcomes data to information about practices.

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2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Round 1

Innovative Approaches to Integrating the Outcomes in the IFSP and IEP Processes

Room: Ile de France II

Session ID: S27

Presenters:
  • Sarah Walters (KS Part C Coordinator);
  • Vera Stroup-Rentier (KS 619 Coordinator);
  • Sherri Britt Williams (NC Planning & TA);
  • Anne Brager (VA Infant & Toddler Connection);
  • Kathi Gillaspy (DaSy, ECTA)
Framework:
  • ECO Framework - Data Collection & Transmission;
  • ECO Framework - Using Data

The number of states across the country opting to integrate the child outcomes measurement process with the IFSP or IEP process continues to increase. Several states, including Kansas, North Carolina and Virginia are approaching this work in unique and innovative ways. Come to this session to hear how their experiences, collaboration and use of implementation science to support the work have resulted in a well-integrated outcomes and IFSP/IEP process.

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4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Round 2

Digging Deeper: Helping Programs Use Child Outcomes Data to Improve Services

Room: Ile de France II

Session ID: S85

Presenters:
  • Kristy Feden (NE Public Schools EC Supervisor);
  • Sarah Whitman (MA 619 Education Specialist);
  • Chelsea Guillen (IL Part C PD);
  • Lauren Barton (DaSy, ECTA);
  • Barb Jackson (ECTA)
Framework:
  • DaSy Framework - Data Use;
  • ECO Framework - Reporting;
  • ECO Framework - Using Data

Integrating child outcome data as part of a "plan-do-review" strategy is key for effective continuous improvement. This session highlights use of child outcomes data in local programs. A panel will describe activities at the state level to support data analysis, interpretation, and use (Massachusetts), approaches at the local level translating data into specific strategies to target planful changes (Nebraska), and strategies to provide families with the background to discuss data and its local use (Illinois).

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Tuesday, September 9

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Round 3

State Part C Considerations for Using Outcome Data in Local Determinations (Cracker Barrel)

Room: St. Jerome

Session ID: CB07

Presenters:
  • Lisa Backer (MN Part C Data Manager, ECSE Supervisor);
  • Christine Robin Payne (RI Part C Data Manager);
  • Beth Tolley (VA Part C Team Leader);
  • Christy Scott (CO Part C Data Manager)
Facilitator: Sharon Walsh (DaSy, ECTA)
Framework:
  • DaSy Framework - Data Use;
  • ECO Framework - Using Data

Let's discuss Part C local determinations! Too much data? Too little data? What do the data tell us? ... Come and discuss the optional use of results performance data in state annual determinations of local agencies and programs. Federal requirements for state determinations will be briefly reviewed and several states will share current practices in their determinations process. Participants will discuss future opportunities to use results data in determinations as a part of Results Driven Accountability.

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