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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: 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: The outcomes address three areas of child functioning necessary for each child to be an active and successful participant at home, in early care and education settings, and in the community.  Positive social-emotional skills refer to how children get along with others, how they relate with adults and with other children. The outcome includes the ways the child expresses emotions and feelings and how he or she interacts with and plays with other children. For toddlers and preschoolers, these...
Description: This collection of resources provides presentations and information about young children’s development and age appropriate skills. Understanding Age Expectations: Birth to 3 – A guide for Virginia’s Early Childhood Special Educators is a module that reviews typical development for children ages birth to three, connects the user to developmental milestone resources, and offers activities to increase the user’s understanding of the developmental progression of skills...
Description: Local Education Agencies (LEAs) must report the percentage of preschool children with Individualized Education Programs (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), and Use of appropriate behavior to meet needs. States are required to measure and report on the progress children make between the time they enter a program and the time they...
Description: The LEADS-ECSE Program Administrator Spring Institute provides support to school division leaders in the implementation of programs for preschool children with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and the collection, reporting, and use of ECSE Indicator data.  The Spring Institute will focus on Indicator 7, Preschool Outcomes.  Specifically, participants will increase knowledge and skills about: Recommendations for developing and refining a consistent process to collect preschool...
Description: Understanding Age Expectations: Two to Five – A guide for Virginia’s Early Childhood Special Educators is a module that reviews typical development for children ages two to five, connects the user to developmental milestone resources, and offers activities to increase the user’s understanding of the developmental progression of skills while connecting them to the Indicator 7 outcomes. This module can be viewed by an individual to learn more about development of children two to...
Description: Understanding Age Expectations: Birth to 3 – A guide for Virginia’s Early Childhood Special Educators is a module that reviews typical development for children ages birth to three, connects the user to developmental milestone resources, and offers activities to increase the user’s understanding of the developmental progression of skills while connecting them to the Indicator 7 outcomes. This module can be viewed by an individual to learn more about development of children birth...
Description: This video provides background information for those new to outcomes measurement. the session provides an understanding of the historical roots of federal accountability, the current requirements, and the various purposes and uses of outcome measurement. (6 min)
Description: This presentation provides an overview to the processes of integrating IFSP-IEP and outcomes, based on work from across ECO, NECTAC, and a number of early childhood professionals interested in these processes.  Recent work is also highlighted. (17 mins,)
Description: 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 be found on this page also.
Description: This link summarizes many questions frequently asked abou the child and family outcomes measurement process and provides brief answers.
Description: 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: This document is an appendix of the 2016 Child Outcome Summary-Team Collaboration Toolkit created by ECTA.  it provides content for the three Indicator 7 outcomes 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: This narrated module was developed by training personnel in Illinois based on content developed by the University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The module corresponds to Indicator 7 child outcome - acquisition and use of knowledge and skills and is focused on identifying age-appropriate skills among children zero to three.
Description: This narrated module was developed by training personnel in Illinois based on content developed by the University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The module corresponds to Indicator 7 child outcome - positive social emotional skills and is focused on identifying age-appropriate skills among children zero to three.
Description: This narrated module was developed by training personnel in Illinois based on content developed by the University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The module corresponds to Indicator 7 child outcome - taking appropriate action to meet needs and is focused on identifying age-appropriate skills among children zero to three.
Description: "Learn the Signs. Act Early" has developed a free library of photos and videos demonstrating developmental milestones from 2 months to 5 years of age. The Milestones in Action library was created to help parents, early care and education providers, and healthcare providers identify developmental milestones in very young children and recognize any areas of concern. No permissions are needed to use the photos and images in this library for educational or awareness-building purposes.
Description: This document provides a list of resources providing different kinds of information about age-expected skills and behaviors observed in children from birth to five years. Additional resources may be found on the Outcomes section of the ECTA Center website (http://ectacenter.org/eco/index.asp) under Training Resources.
Description: This document provides clarification on foundational skills and provides examples.
Description: The Child Outcomes Summary Process (COS) is a team process for summarizing information related to a child’s progress on each of the Indicator 7 three child outcome areas. The COS process is an effective way to use multiple sources of information to describe a child’s function on each outcome area.   The COS process is NOT an assessment instrument. It is a process used for summarizing across multiple sources of information about the child. Using the COS process does not require...
Description: The Decision Tree can be used to assist teams when determining a rating and are completing the Outcomes Summary Form. 
Description: This form may be used by teams to document the child’s entry and exit ratings as well as sources of information and supporting evidence for the rating. 
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: This document provides a definition of each of the seven ratings and is to be used when completing the Outcomes Summary Form.
Description: This document provides instructions designed to assist teams in completing the Child Outcomes Summary form at entry and exit. 
Description: The Discussion Prompts provide questions to guide your discussions with family members, other IEP team members, or others who can provide information on the child’s skills and abilities across a variety of settings and activities.  It can be used when teams complete the Outcomes Summary Form.
Description: The Conversation Starters provide questions to guide your discussions with family members, other IEP team members, or others who can provide information on the child’s skills and abilities across a variety of settings and activities.  It can be used when teams complete the Outcomes Summary Form.
Description: This brochure 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 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.
Description: This PDF document provides a print master if you wish to provide members of your staff with a visual representation of the COS 7-point scale that is portable and suitable for framing.  Print on cardstock to create a more durable resource.
Description: The ECTA website provides materials to deliver live training and technical assistance. Preparation resources, including a sample agenda, Power Point presentations, handouts, materials and activities are provided.  
Description: ECTA has provided interactive professional development materials. The materials provide a sample completed COS and provides opportunities to go through the steps of completing the COS process. 
Description: 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: 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: The Child Outcomes Summary-Team Collaboration (COS-TC) is designed to assist states and programs inimproving the COS team collaboration. Built around a checklist of quality practices, the COS-TC is a toolkitthat 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 underscoresways to actively engage families as critical members in the COS process; however, much...
Description: This video describes and illustrates the three child outcomes adopted by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and reported on by all state early intervention (Part C) and preschool special education (Part B/619) programs as part of their Annual Performance Report (APR). This video offers a consistent way to describe the outcome areas across programs and states. It can be used to provide an overview to the three outcomes for professional development and training, orienting...