Indicator 7 Outcomes

Indicator 7

  • About Indicator 7 - Indicator 7: Preschool Outcomes evaluates the percent of preschoolers with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) who demonstrate improved child outcomes in three areas: (7a) Positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships), (7b) Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/communication and early literacy), and (7c) Use of appropriate behavior to meet their needs.
  • Training - This page provides trainings for professionals and/or teams to complete the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process correctly, in order to accurately report Indicator 7 data. These resources are intended for those new to the ratings process, as well as those that would like a refresher.
  • Instructions - This page provides resources for how to complete the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process, a team process for summarizing information related to a child’s progress on each of the three child outcome areas for Indicator 7 (i.e. the percentage of preschool children with Individualized Education Programs who demonstrate improved a) positive social-emotional skills, b) acquisition and use of knowledge and skills, and c) use of appropriate behavior to meet needs).
  • Fidelity - This page provides resources to help professionals increase the fidelity of the Child Outcomes Summary process, including how to check the completeness and accuracy of a COS form. Information includes how well users understand the three outcomes and the 7-point rating scale, how to document the rating, and whether the documentation supports the rating.
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Description: The three child outcomes, measured by early intervention and early childhood special education systems, encompass functional skills and behaviors meaningful for a child's participation in everyday routines. The infographic, developed by ECTA and DaSy, displays the breadth of these outcomes and provides a visual framework for describing and consistently measuring children's functional skills and behaviors across settings and situations. The outcomes cut across developmental domains to represent...
Description: Indicator 7: Early Childhood Outcomes Percent of children with IEPs who demonstrate improved: Positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships) Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/ communication and early literacy) Use of appropriate behaviors to meet need Data are from the 2019-2020 school year. 1. Social-emotional skills a. Of those children who entered the program below age expectations in Outcome, the percent that substantially increased rate...
Description: A comprehensive online module has been developed jointly by the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) and the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSY) to support those who provide instruction or related services to infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities.  The module provides key information about the COS process, and the practices that contribute to consistent and meaningful COS decision-making. The course can be used by an individual or can be used to...
Description: The Child Outcomes Summary Process: Procedures Specific to Virginia webinar provides guidance from the Virginia Department of Education to school divisions to complete the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process, a team process for summarizing information related to a child’s progress on each of the three child outcome areas for Indicator 7 (i.e. the percentage of preschool children with Individualized Education Programs who demonstrate improved a) positive social-emotional skills, b)...
Description: A series of online modules that include information on early childhood development as it relates to the different child outcome statements that are the focus of the Office of Special Education Programs' (OSEP) accountability reporting requirements for state Part C Early Intervention and Part B/619 Early Childhood Special Education programs serving young children with disabilities.
Description: In addition to the Virginia resources, the ECTA website provides many resources to help with delivery of professional development on the COS process. A Guide to the COS Process Training and Technical Assistance Resource - This document provides an overview of many of the resources available on the ECTA Outcomes webpage that can support local, regional or state training and technical assistance on child outcomes. COS Training Resources - The ECTA website provides...
Description: This Video: Child Outcomes Step by Step provided by ECTA Center provides an overview of the three child outcomes adopted by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and reported on by all state preschool special education (Part B/619) programs as part of their Annual Performance Report (APR). The video can be used for professional development and training.
Description: Frequently Asked Questions on ECTA Center site - This link summarizes many questions frequently asked about the child and family outcomes measurement process and provides brief answers. Topics include: Outcomes and Federal Reporting, Child Outcomes, Family Outcomes, Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process, Crosswalks, Family Outcomes Survey, and Acronyms.
Description: Outcome Measurement - Self Directed Learning. 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. The videos for "why collect outcome data" and "integrating the outcomes into the IFSP and IEP" can also be found on this page. 
Description: IDEA requires states to report state-level and division-level indicator data on the performance of students with disabilities. Indicator 7: Preschool Outcomes focuses on the improved performance of preschool children with disabilities.  Specifically, states are required to report the percent of children with IEPs who demonstrate improved a) positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships); b) acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/...
Description: Three Child Outcomes Descriptions and Guiding Questions -This document provides information and questions regarding the three outcome areas: a.) Positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships), b.) Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/ communication and early literacy), and c.) Use of appropriate behaviors to meet needs.
Description: States and local programs are making child and family outcomes measurement more efficient and more effective by integrating those processes with IFSP and IEP development and implementation. The ECTA Center works to support states that are making changes to their systems and materials to integrate these two processes. Resources include a presentation provides an overview to the IFSP-IEP integration processes, an interactive guide, flowcharts, and activities..
Description: This site was developed by the National Parent Technical Assistance Center at PACER in collaboration with the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) and provides a family friendly overview of the Child Outcomes
Description: This resource is designed to help division level personnel increase the fidelity of the COS process. Guidance for Reviewing Completed Child Outcomes Summary Forms for Quality Assurance from ECTA Center  - This link provides guidance on how to check the completeness and accuracy of a COS form. The guidance includes checks to see whether users understand the three outcomes and the 7-point rating scale, how to document the rating, and whether the documentation supports the rating.
Description: This resource is designed to help division level personnel increase the fidelity of the COS process. Child Outcomes Summary Team Collaboration Toolkit is designed to assist states and programs in improving the COS team collaboration. Built around a checklist of quality practices, the COS-TC is a toolkit that provides a mechanism for those who implement, supervise, or train on the COS process to identify, observe, and assess recommended team collaboration practices in COS implementation. It...
Description: Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and resulting school closures, the instructions for Indicators 7 have been modified to reflect special considerations and directions for completing this indicator. The modified instructions are provided here and are also posted on the VA Department of Education website. In addition to the instructions, this resource, Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) Child Outcomes Summary Process: When Teams Can't Meet in Person, from ECTA is...
Description: This resource is designed to help division level personnel increase the fidelity of the COS process. Child Outcome Summary Process Self-Assessment  - This tool is a self-assessment intended to be used by division personnel involved in the OSEP Child Outcomes Summary process. It can be used by individuals or as part of a peer review process to reflect upon the extent to which the process used by the program meets the quality expectations of the state. 
Description: The Indicator 7 Technical Assistance Document was developed in 2019 to assist school divisions to implement the COS process with fidelity.  Support documents include the COS Summary Form, COS Decision Tree, COS Summary Rating Guide, and COS Process Discussion Prompts.  Indicator 7:  Child Outcomes Summary Process Technical Assistance Document - The purpose is to assist school divisions to implement the COS process with fidelity. Indicator 7: Child Outcomes Summary Process...