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State-Developed Materials on IFSP/IEP-Outcomes Integration

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


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 and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS)

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.

Measuring Child and 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.

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 Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) Guidance Document

This document was created to provide instruction and resources for providers’ use of the state IFSP form. The form includes the integrated child outcomes measurement. The document includes example IFSPs.

Using Information from Functional Assessment Within the IFSP/IEP Process

This worksheet was created by technical assistance providers in Kansas, as an adaptation to a slide presented in Developing High-Quality, Functional IFSP Outcomes and IEP Goals: A Training Package. It is a tool that may be used in early discussions about integrating outcomes into the IFSP/IEP to help programs identify where they are already using assessment information for both the child outcomes rating and for IFSP and IEP decisions.


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.

COS Ratings and Maryland Descriptors with Buckets

This document is Maryland's customized version of the descriptor statements and bucket list.

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.

Healthy Beginnings

This document contains the Maryland early learning standards and is organized and crosswalked by the 3 child outcome areas.


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.

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.


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.

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.


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.

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 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.

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