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1 Early Childhood Outcomes… Who, What, Where and How

2 What and Why of Early Childhood Outcomes? SPP Indicator # 7 used to measure progress for students ages 3, 4, 5 who are utilizing Preschool Programs for Children with a Disability(PPCD) SPP Indicator # 7 used to measure progress for students ages 3, 4, 5 who are utilizing Preschool Programs for Children with a Disability(PPCD) A measure is taken at the ENTRY and new measure is taken at EXIT A measure is taken at the ENTRY and new measure is taken at EXIT Accountability and data for School Districts with regards to services for young children Accountability and data for School Districts with regards to services for young children Reported to Texas Education Agency by August 31 each year and then to the Federal Government Reported to Texas Education Agency by August 31 each year and then to the Federal Government

3 What 3 Areas are Assessed? 1. POSITIVE SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL SKILLS (INCLUDING SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS) 2. ACQUIRING AND USING KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS 3. TAKING APPROPRIATE ACTION TO MEET NEEDS

4 Who Needs the COSF Completed TEA Definition: New student or Transfer Student From Out of District Entry Data Collected on COSF Form Entry Data Collected on COSF Form Assessments must be conducted and results recorded on the COSF after a student, age 3, 4, or 5, has been found eligible and placed in Special Education. Assessments must be conducted and results recorded on the COSF after a student, age 3, 4, or 5, has been found eligible and placed in Special Education. Completed and sent to Kellie Johnson electronically within thirty school days Completed and sent to Kellie Johnson electronically within thirty school days

5 Student Transfers Within the District According to TEA if a student is transferring between campuses within the same school district and has an entry all ready completed there is no need to re-do the entry form According to TEA if a student is transferring between campuses within the same school district and has an entry all ready completed there is no need to re-do the entry form

6 Transfers From Out of District Transfer student from another district Entry Data Collected on COSF Form Entry Data Collected on COSF Form Assessments must be conducted and results recorded on the COSF after a student, age 3, 4, or 5, has transferred into Special Education from another district. Assessments must be conducted and results recorded on the COSF after a student, age 3, 4, or 5, has transferred into Special Education from another district. Completed within thirty school days and sent to Kellie Johnson electronically Completed within thirty school days and sent to Kellie Johnson electronically

7 Who will this Impact? This current reporting period will effect all students who are eligible for Special Education services at any time during the 2011 – 2012 school year This current reporting period will effect all students who are eligible for Special Education services at any time during the 2011 – 2012 school year Any student receiving speech, or any related service that qualifies as a Special Education Eligibility Any student receiving speech, or any related service that qualifies as a Special Education Eligibility Remember those Pre – K and Kinder students who are under the age of 6 at the initiation of services Remember those Pre – K and Kinder students who are under the age of 6 at the initiation of services

8 The COSF

9 Factors of the COSF: It is not an assessment tool It is not an assessment tool It uses information from assessment tools and observations to get a global sense of how the child is functioning It uses information from assessment tools and observations to get a global sense of how the child is functioning It is critical that staff have a basic knowledge of child development It is critical that staff have a basic knowledge of child development 7 point rating scale-see scale 7 point rating scale-see scale

10 Ratings Provide an overall sense of the childs current functioning in three areas Provide an overall sense of the childs current functioning in three areas Rating is based on what the child does across settings and situations Rating is based on what the child does across settings and situations Compared with what is expected given the childs age Compared with what is expected given the childs age

11 Collection of the Data Teams to include: Teams to include: 1. Special Education Teacher (If applicable) 2. Parent or Guardian 3. General Education Teacher (If applicable) 4. Speech language Pathologist 5. Occupational/Physical Therapist 6. Anyone that is working with the student

12 Entry Question 1a, 2a, 3a To what extent does this child show age- appropriate functioning, across a variety of settings and situations, on this outcome? (Rating: 1-7) You must include the sources of information and complete the rating on the entry forms You must include the sources of information and complete the rating on the entry forms Please circle your rating selection (highlights do not show) Please circle your rating selection (highlights do not show) Include rating on ENTRY cover sheet Include rating on ENTRY cover sheet

13 EXIT Question There are 2 parts to answer for EXIT: You must re-rate the child on the EXIT (1a, 2a, and 3a) and also include sources of information. Assess the child and complete a new form-do not use the entry data/form Answer the question: Has the child shown any new skills or behaviors related to [this outcome] since the last outcomes summary? (1b, 2b and 3b Yes-No) Answer the question: Has the child shown any new skills or behaviors related to [this outcome] since the last outcomes summary? (1b, 2b and 3b Yes-No) Please circle your rating summary and include rating on the EXIT cover sheet

14 Information to Include Types of Information Curriculum-based assessments Curriculum-based assessments Standardized assessments Standardized assessments Developmental screenings Developmental screenings Checklists Checklists Observations Observations Sources of Information Parents and family members Service providers Therapists Physicians Child care providers Teachers People familiar with the child in all of the settings and situations that he/she is in

15 Why Involve Each of You? Students enter into services through an avenue outside of the Play Based Assessment Team and may not be on our radar Students enter into services through an avenue outside of the Play Based Assessment Team and may not be on our radar You are on the campuses and are aware of many students served in the general education classroom You are on the campuses and are aware of many students served in the general education classroom

16 and… Children are leaving PPCD Classrooms prior to turning six by September first of the new school year and there is no one to complete the EXIT forms Children are leaving PPCD Classrooms prior to turning six by September first of the new school year and there is no one to complete the EXIT forms We will be cited for non – compliance with the indicator if EXIT forms do not follow with individual students who are ENTERED in the SPP 7 TEA system We will be cited for non – compliance with the indicator if EXIT forms do not follow with individual students who are ENTERED in the SPP 7 TEA system

17 EXITS Exit Data is collected on COSF Form for a student with: entry data entry data in the program at least 6 months in the program at least 6 months Dismissed from services Ages out of the PPCD program while continuing to receive SPED services

18 Criteria for EXITS: If a student is receiving PPCD services and turns 6 during the school year, exit data is taken no earlier than 30 calendar days before the student exits the program (end of that school year) If a student is receiving PPCD services and turns 6 during the school year, exit data is taken no earlier than 30 calendar days before the student exits the program (end of that school year) If the student turns 6 after the end of the school year but before the next school year, then the assessment must be completed and reported during the last 30 calendar days of the current school year If the student turns 6 after the end of the school year but before the next school year, then the assessment must be completed and reported during the last 30 calendar days of the current school year Dismissed from special education by the ARD committee (any time) Dismissed from special education by the ARD committee (any time) Dont forget about summer birthdays Dont forget about summer birthdays

19 Procedures for ENTRY: Play based will send an incomplete form to the campus for all students assessed Play based will send an incomplete form to the campus for all students assessed Campus completes the form and sends an electronic copy to Kellie Johnson by the 30 th school day for each entering student Campus completes the form and sends an electronic copy to Kellie Johnson by the 30 th school day for each entering student Place a hard copy (entry) in the Student folder on the left hand side of the folder underneath orange COSF cover sheet Place a hard copy (entry) in the Student folder on the left hand side of the folder underneath orange COSF cover sheet Please make note in the Students folder if they will need exit forms completed by the receiving teacher/campus Please make note in the Students folder if they will need exit forms completed by the receiving teacher/campus

20 Procedures for EXITS: Complete the form and send an electronic to Kellie Johnson no earlier than 30 days prior to exit or dismissal for each Exiting student Complete the form and send an electronic to Kellie Johnson no earlier than 30 days prior to exit or dismissal for each Exiting student Place a hard copy (EXIT) in the Student folder on the left hand side of the folder underneath orange COSF cover sheet Place a hard copy (EXIT) in the Student folder on the left hand side of the folder underneath orange COSF cover sheet

21 Questions??? Kellie Johnson at Brushy Creek


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