Improving Systems, Practices, and Outcomes

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SSIP Phase III

SSIP Phase III Process Guide

This SSIP Phase III Considerations and Resource Guide includes key considerations and resources to support states in implementing the SSIP and evaluating implementation progress and outcomes.

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Tools and Resources

SSIP Phase III Q and A

The Office of Special Education Programs Performance Accountability Team developed this State Systemic Improvement Plan Phase III Q&A document to assist States in developing their SSIPs.


SSIP Phase III Guidance Tool

The Office of Special Education Programs Performance Accountability Implementation Team has developed this State Systemic Improvement Plan Evaluation Plan Guidance Tool to assist states in developing, implementing and evaluating their SSIPs.


SSIP Phase III Organizational Report Outline

The Office of Special Education Programs Performance Accountability Implementation Team has developed a State Systemic Improvement Plan Phase III Organizational Report Outline to assist states in developing their SSIP Phase III submission due to OSEP on April 3, 2017. This is an optional report outline developed in response to State requests for a Phase III writing guide or template.


Evaluating the Implementation of Evidence-based Practices – Tip Sheet Series

This tip sheet series provides concise guidance for collecting and analyzing high-quality data on the implementation of evidence-based practices. The content was designed for staff of state and local early intervention (IDEA Part C) and preschool programs for children with disabilities (IDEA Part B 619), but it is relevant for anyone evaluating the implementation of evidence-based practices. The tips sheets include Key Terms and Definitions and four tip sheets:

  1. What to Measure
  2. Characteristics of a High-Quality Evaluation Tool
  3. Establishing a Fidelity Threshold
  4. Summarizing Data for Decision-making

Recommended Resources for Evaluating Program Improvement Efforts (including the SSIP) (2017)

This document provides a list of recommended existing resources for state Part C and Part B 619 staff and technical assistance (TA) providers to utilize to support evaluation planning for program improvement efforts (including the State Systemic Improvement Plan, SSIP).


SSIP Phase III Content Analysis

SSIP Phase III, Year 3 (FFY 2017) Content Analysis (Summary and Slides)

States' SSIP Phase III, Year 3 reports for FFY 2017 were reviewed and analyzed by TA providers and summarized to reflect where states are in implementing and evaluating their SSIPs.


Part C SPP/APR Indicator Analyses

Indicator 11 in the Part C SPP/APR indicator analysis report includes the content analysis completed on states' SSIP Phase III, Year 2 reports for FFY 2016.


SSIP Phase III, Year 1 State Identified Measureable Results (SIMR) Statements and Reports

This page includes the text of each Part C state's measurable results statement for each state's SSIP Phase III, Year 1 report.


Phase III, Year 1 SSIP Content Analysis Maps: State Approaches to SSIP Implementation

  • SIMRs (Page 2): This map displays the states State-identified Measurable Result (SIMR) by outcome(s) or other variables for the Part C SSIP as report in their Phase III, Year 1 SSIP.
  • Accountability and Quality Improvement (Page 3): This map identifies the states that reported planned and implemented improvement activities related to Accountability and Quality Improvement as reported in their Phase II and Phase III, Year 1 SSIPs.
  • Data System(Page 4): This map identifies the states that reported planned and implemented improvement activities related to their Data System as reported in their Phase II and Phase III, Year 1 SSIPs.
  • Finance (Page 5): This map identifies the states that reported planned and implemented improvement activities related to Finance as reported in their Phase II and Phase III, Year 1 SSIPs.
  • Governance (Page 6): This map identifies the states that reported planned and implemented improvement activities related to Governance as reported in their Phase II and Phase III, Year 1 SSIPs.
  • Personnel/TA (Page 7): This map identifies the states that reported planned and implemented improvement activities related to Personnel/TA as reported in their Phase II and Phase III, Year 1 SSIPs.
  • Quality Standards (Page 8): This map identifies the states that reported planned and implemented improvement activities related to Quality Standards as reported in their Phase II and Phase III, Year 1 SSIPs.