Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process Module: Collecting & Using Data to Improve Programs

5/2015

This online learning module from ECTA Center and DaSy provides key information about the COS process, and the practices that contribute to consistent and meaningful COS decision-making. Over the course of multiple sessions, participants will learn about:

  • why child outcomes data are collected;
  • the key features of the COS process;
  • the essential knowledge needed to complete the COS process;
  • how the three child outcomes are measured through the process;
  • how to identify accurate COS ratings using a team-based process;
  • the importance of comparing children’s current functional performance to age-expected functioning;
  • when and how to measure progress in the three child outcome areas; and
  • how to document ratings and evidence to support those ratings in COS documentation.

The following sessions are currently available:Session 1: So What’s This All About?

  • Session 2: Overview of the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process
  • Session 3: Essential Knowledge for Completing the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process
  • Session 4: The 7-Point Scale

Please use the link below to register for the module. You will be automatically redirected to the module after registering. The module is self-paced, so you may access it as often as desired.

Source: ECTACenter.org : The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

Available at: http://ectacenter.org/eco/pages/outcomes.asp#COSProcessModule

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