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Child Outcomes for Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education: The National Picture

Feb 22, 2016

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Child Outcomes for Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education: The National Picture. Lynne Kahn ECO at FPG. Kathy Hebbeler ECO at SRI. Presented at OSEP Project Directors Meeting Washington, DC July, 2012. Overview. National numbers and the quality of the state data - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Presented at OSEP Project Directors Meeting Washington, DCJuly, 2012Child Outcomes for Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education: The National PictureLynne KahnECO at FPG

Kathy HebbelerECO at SRI

11OverviewNational numbers and the quality of the state dataThe findings for 2010-11 Findings for the last 3 yearsState variation and data quality2Early Childhood Outcomes Center

OSEP Reporting Requirements: Child Outcomes Positive social emotional skills (including positive social relationships)Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/ communication [and early literacy])Use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs

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3If you have not seen it.4Early Childhood Outcomes Center

www.the-eco-center.orgState Approaches to Outcomes Data, 2010-11Approach Part C (56 states/jurisdictions)Preschool(59 states/jurisdictions) COS* 7 pt. scale43/56 (77%)36/59 (61%) One tool statewide7/56 (13%)9/59 (15%) Publishers online analysis3/56 (5%)6/59 (10%)Other5/56 (9%) 8/59 (14%) *Child Outcomes Summary RatingPart C, one tool: four are using the Battelle Developmental Inventory (BDI)/Battelle Developmental Inventory, Second Edition (BDI-2), two are using the Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation System (AEPS), and one is using the Oregon. One state (2%) is using publishers online analysis and reporting systems where local programs choose from three assessments: High Scope, Creative Curriculum, or AEPSi (although they are moving toward just one assessment system, GOLD).

Part B, one tool: four reported the use of the Battelle Developmental Inventory, Second Edition (BDI-2), one state named the Assessment, Evaluation, and Planning System (AEPS), one state uses the Work Sampling System (WSS), and one uses selected subtests of the Brigance Inventory of Early Development II. Two states have developed their own assessment tools. 5States are in various stages with regard to building their child outcomes measurement systemsSome phrased inSome changed approaches

6Early Childhood Outcomes CenterChild Outcomes: What we know

63 Methods Methods for Calculating National EstimatesStates with the highest quality data weighted by child count to represent all states*All states weighted by child countAll states averaged (each state weighted as 1)7Early Childhood Outcomes Center*The data we will be presenting for the national pictureIdentifying the States with Highly Questionable DataCriteria for eliminating states:Not reporting data on enough childrenOdd patterns in the dataReview of method reported suggested the data were of questionable quality8Early Childhood Outcomes CenterContinued increase in the number of states included 9Early Childhood Outcomes Center08-0909-1010-11Pt. C192939Part B Preschool153336Number of States that Met Criteria for Inclusion in the National AnalysisAnd now the data.10Early Childhood Outcomes Center

And now the data.OSEP Reporting CategoriesPercentage of children who: a.Did not improve functioningb.Improved functioning, but not sufficient to move nearer to functioning comparable to same-aged peers c.Improved functioning to a level nearer to same-aged peers but did not reach itd.Improved functioning to reach a level comparable to same-aged peerse.Maintained functioning at a level comparable to same-aged peers11Early Childhood Outcomes Center3 outcomes x 5 measures = 15 numbers11

13*Based on 39 states with highest quality data

The number of children reported by states ranged from 22 to 10,274.

1314*Based on 36 States with the highest quality data.

The Summary StatementsOf those children who entered the program below age expectations in each outcome, the percent who substantially increased their rate of growth by the time they turned 3 [6] years of age or exited the program.The percent of children who were functioning within age expectations in each outcome by the time they turned 3 [6] years of age or exited the program.

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15States set targets on the Summary Statements16*Based on 39 states with highest quality data

17*Based on 36 States with the highest quality data.

Part C: Trends over Time18Early Childhood Outcomes Center

Part C: Trends over Time19Early Childhood Outcomes Center

Part B Preschool: Trends over Time20Early Childhood Outcomes Center

21Early Childhood Outcomes CenterPart B Preschool: Trends over Time

Looking for Patterns22Early Childhood Outcomes Center

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Building the national capacity to report and use child outcomes data is a long term endeavor.26Early Childhood Outcomes CenterPart C: States continue to report on more childrenTotal Number of Children States Included in the Child Outcomes DataNumber of children reportedNumber of States and Jurisdictions2007-08(N=56)2008-09(N=56)2009-10(N=54)2010-11(N=54)99 or less13654100-4992516910500-9996131071,000-1,99991110132,000+310202227Early Childhood Outcomes Centerthe number of children included in the 10-11 data ranged from 17 to 16,639 children2728Early Childhood Outcomes Center

Early Childhood Outcomes Center29Total Number of Children Included in Progress DataNumber of children reportedNumber of States and JurisdictionsFFY 2007(N=58)FFY 2008(N=58)FFY 2009(N=58)FFY 2010 (N=59)10 or fewer111110-991176710049914642500-99910 12108100019998795200029995101112300049995119135000-899933799000+1112Part B Preschool: States continue to report on more childrenEarly Childhood Outcomes Center30

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32ConclusionsThe data show good outcomes for many children who attend Part C and Part B, Preschool.The data quality continues to get better.The data will be a powerful tool for program improvement whenThe data are consistently good at the local levelStates and local programs consistently use it.

33Early Childhood Outcomes CenterFor more information.www.the-eco-center.org34Early Childhood Outcomes Center

35Early Childhood Outcomes CenterIdentifying States with Quality Data36Early Childhood Outcomes CenterCalculating Missing Data for Part CProxy for missing data =Number with data for C3/Exiting Data (618)37Early Childhood Outcomes Center Do not expect this number to be 100%..but we dont expect it to be 10% eitherPercentage of Exiters Reported by Part C Continues to Increase38Early Childhood Outcomes Center

Calculating Missing Data for 619Proxy for missing data =Number with data for B7/Child count39Early Childhood Outcomes Center Do not expect this number to be 100%..but we dont expect it to be 10% eitherPercentage of Child Count Reported by Part B Preschool Continues to Increase40Early Childhood Outcomes CenterMany states reporting a low percentage for a but still have a few outliers.Part CPart B Preschool